Rajat Kumar, a 38-year-old businessman from Gwalior, was troubled by hip pain. The problem had lasted for more than 3 months when Rajat decided to consult Dr Ashwani Maichand at Fortis Hospital. Rajat was experiencing mild to moderate in the right side of the hip region. The pain grew unbearable while performing activities like driving, climbing stairs, or sitting on a chair for prolonged hours.
Dr Ashwani Maichand did a thorough check up. He took an X-ray of Rajat’s hip area to diagnose the exact problem. The results indicated irregularity in right femoral head. Further, an MRI test confirmed that Rajat suffered from a condition called Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or Osteonecrosis. Inadequate blood supply to the hip bone was the cause of pain.
Rajat had also consulted other doctors before he got in touch with Dr Ashwani Maichand. These specialists had suggested him a couple of treatment options like hip bone drilling, bone grafting, and stem cell therapy. However, the success rate of these treatments was extremely low. In fact, the chances of failure were more than 90%. Dr Aswhani Maichand disapproved of any of such surgical procedure. He rather suggested Non- Cemented Ceramic Hip Replacement. There was a key reason behind choosing ceramic bearings for Rajat instead of going for metal ones. Conventional metal bearings usually do not last for more than 20 years. After that, the patient is bound to undergo a revision surgery. On the other hand, ceramic bearings have a lifespan of around 35 years. Because Rajat was fairly young, Dr Ashwani Maichand concluded that use of ceramic parts would be right.
Moreover, Dr Ashwani Maichand conducted hip replacement surgery on Rajat based on the advanced MIS (minimally invasive surgery) technique. There was an incision of 8 cm. No blood transfusion was done during the procedure. The surgery went successful and Rajat started walking using a walker right from the next day of the surgery. Towards the fourth day, he just required a stick for some support while walking.
Rajat visited Dr Ashwani Maichand at Fortis Hospital for a follow up session after two weeks from the surgery. He could walk briskly and also climbed stairs without any support.