The aim of these treatments is to give painless mobile movement of the body parts, says Dr Surendra Kamath, In-charge of the Orthopaedic Department in KMC Attavar.
“Osteoarthritis is perhaps the most common cause for hip replacement surgery,” he said and added that abnormalities of hip joint, alcoholism, hip fractures, dislocations of hip, and long-term cortisone treatment for other diseases are causes behind Osteoarthrities.
The symptoms of a degenerative hip joint usually begin as a pain on the affected hip when lifting something. The degeneration will lead to a reduction in the mobility of the affected hip.
Bone spurs will usually develop which will limit the movement of the hip joint. Finally, as the condition worsens, the pain may keep the patient awake at night.
Assistant Professor in Orthopaedic Department Dr K R Kamath explained that in case of knee replacement, the cause is also Osteoarthritis and could occur with no previous injury to the knee joint.
KMC Hospitals Chief Operating Officer (COO) Dr Sunil Deshpande said the hospital would organise a special screening camp for Total Hip Replacement Surgery and Total Knee Replacement Surgery at KMC Hospitals from June 27 to July 1 between 10 am to 4 pm.
The consultation will be free of cost he said and added that Dr Surendra Kamath, Dr Ramachandra Kamath and Dr Amarnath Savur will examine patients on Camp days. For more information one can contact 0824-2445858 Extn..