Bi-Lateral Total Knee Performed on 32 Year Old
Biloine W. Young • Tue, July 18th, 2017
A 32-year-old woman from Iran has been identified by her Indian doctors as one of the youngest persons in the world to undergo bilateral total knee replacement surgery.
The patient's knees had developed osteoarthritis secondary to ankylosing spondylitis. The report stated that while ankylosing spondylitis usually affects the spine and hip, in this case both her knees were affected and eventually she developed tri-compartmental osteoarthritis.
The surgery was performed by Dr. Rajesh Badiyani, sr. joint replacement and orthopaedic surgeon and Dr. Ramesh Kumar Tikare, anesthesiologist at Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi. For the procedure, the surgeons used gender specific knee implants, specifically made for Asian females, along with a bone conserving and tissue preserving technique which helped the patient recover faster.