BATRA HOSPITAL DELHI BEST KNEE REPLACEMENT IN INDIA
Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre established in 1987 by Ch. Aishi Ram Batra Public Charitable Trust with an infrastructure comprising of 495 beds, 14 Operation Theatres, 112 ICU Beds, 24×7 Emergency facilities, full range of state-of-the-art diagnostic laboratories and a comprehensive rehabilitation facilities.
Batra Hospital is the capital’s first multi-specialty private hospital of Delhi. Our aim has always been to bring world-class medical care within the reach of common man. Over the years it has progressed bringing in the latest and the most modern medical care in critical and life threatening areas like Oncology, Cardiac, Orthopaedics, Nephrology and Neuro Surgery.
Today the hospital offers a tertiary level care in 42 specialities and has assembled the finest medical talent – Physicians, Surgeons, Nursing Professionals and Technicians. The skills of our Medical Professionals are enriched with international experience. This is line with the continuing ethos of the hospital to combine the best medical care with warmth and tenderness which is essential to the healing process.
Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre shall continuously engage itself
in upgrading its comprehensive multispecialty healthcare delivery system
through quality intervention, involvement of all functionaries and excellent
Batra Hospital and Medical Research Centre shall strive to be the leader in
the area of quality healthcare.
Department Of Arthroscopic Surgery and Orthopaedics Sports Medicine
Sports Medicine is a relatively new and rapidly evolving super specialty in India. The sports medicine specialist includes orthopaedic surgeon with training in arthroscopic surgery, physician, physical therapist and athletic trainer. The orthopaedic surgeon has to deal with operative and non-operative issues involving athletes. Arthroscopic surgery has a major role to play in the treatment of injured athletes. The advantages of this minimally invasive technique are:
1. Early return to sport
2. Precise repair / reconstruction of joints
3. None or minimal blood loss doctor
4. No external stitches
5. Day care procedure
6. Reasonable cost
Arthroscopic surgery is done for all the major joints of the body. The knee joint injury is quite often seen in injured sportsman. Approximately 50% these injuries may be cruciate ligament tear. The anterior cruciate ligament is more often injured than posterior cruciate ligament. We are going to discuss the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury in this article.
ACL is a 33 mm long band of fibrous tissue that connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). Its function is to control and limit the amount of forward movement of the outer side of the knee joint while performing twisting actions. The cruciate ligament is usually not required for normal daily living activities; however, it is essential in controlling the rotational forces developed during side stepping, pivoting & landing from a jump.
The ACL is commonly injured whilst playing the running ball sports or skiing. Whilst playing the ball sport, momentum is developed and upon attempting a pivot, side step or propping manoeuvre, the knee gives way. When skiing rupture may occur at low or high speeds. Commonly the binding fails to release as the ski twists the leg resulting in tearing sensation. Patient frequently hear or feel snap or crack accompanied by pain. Swelling commonly occurs within the hour but can be minimised by application of ice or compression. Frequently pain is felt on the outer aspect of the knee as the joint dislocates. This dislocation may be felt to reduce with a clunk.
The initial treatment of any knee ligament injury shluld consists of ice packs, compression bandages and crutches. It is difficult to weight bear for several days. However, after seven to ten days the swelling settles and walking is possible with the joint gradually regaining a full range of motion. By four weeks following injury the knee becomes almost normal. Patients who return to sport usually notice a weakness or instability. Further episodes of instability result in multiple injuries to the joint surfaces and menisci (shock absorbers). The damage to these structures eventually leads to osteoarthritis at young age.
The goal to treatment of an injured knee is to return the patient to their desired level of activity without risk of further injury to the joint. For those patients, who wish to pursue ball sports or who are involved in an occupation that demands a stable knee, surgical reconstruction is recommended.
We perform arthroscopic ACL reconstruction using hamstring tendons as a graft. Arthroscopy is performed through antero-medial & antero-lateral portal. Through a small incision hamstring tendons are harvested. Small tunnels are drilled in the bone for the graft. The graft is inserted into the drilled tunnels and fixed in place with screws. At present, this technique of ACL reconstruction is done only at our centre in India.
Physiotherapy is commenced preoperatively and continued post operatively. Most patients start walking normally 14 days following surgery. By the end of six weeks jogging under controlled conditions is recommended. Playing non-competitive sport is possible by six months. A return to competitive sport is permitted at 9 – 12 months following surgery.
This technique has a very high success rate. The graft failure due to poorly understood biological reasons occurs in approximately 1 % of patients.
Batra Hospital & Medical Research Centre is equipped with modern ICU’s alongwith well trained and highly motivated staff for continuous monitoring of critically ill patients. There are separative Intensive Care Units for Cardiology, Neurology, Medicine and Surgery.
The Hospital has 27 Bedded Medical ICU with state-of-the-art monitoring and ventiilatory facilities manned by ICU Trained Residents and In-House Consultants for round-the-clock care. ICU has separate isolation rooms with facilities for both positive and negative presuure chambers. Our MICU is rated as one of the most affordable and best Intensive Care Units in the city.
Exclusively for Post-Operative Cardiac patients, the Hospital has 24-Bedded Intensive Care Unit with round-the-clock monitoring.
Batra Hospital has state-of-the art and extremely well-equipped operation theatres. Each OT has laminar airflow for air-conditioning with HEPA Filters. Imported dual dome OT lights, low flow anaesthesia machines with built in ventilators and multi-parameter modular monitors make the OT’s comparable to the best in the world. This combined with separate Pre and Post-Operative Area, Recovery Room and Surgical ICU make it an excellent area for comprehensive care of patients undergoing surgery.
The units also have their own blood gas and electrolyte machines and are adequately equipped with advanced monitoring systems, syringes and infusion pumps. Personalized nursing care is given to all patients by dedicated nurses.
Batra Hospital is a centrally air-conditioned hospital with a total bed capacity of 495 beds. In order to be able to provide medical treatment to all financial sects, the hospital has made a provision for various room categories. The patients can choose the that suits them best.
The categories include:
Super Deluxe/ VIP
Semi Private (2 Bedded/3 Bedded)
For comfortable stay for the accomplice of the patients the hospital has made provision for guest rooms.
These are located within the hospital campus and are very economically priced.
Each room is well-furnished with a double bed, TV and fridge. The attendants can choose between A/Ced and Non-A/Ced accommodation.