Published On : Wed, Aug 29th, 2018

City surgeon Dr Sushrut Rajan performs Central India’s first ever SPAIRE hip replacement

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Nagpur: Dr. Sushrut Rajan, noted Joint Replacement and Reconstruction surgeon, has successfully conducted hip replacement using the novel minimally invasive tendon sparing SPAIRE approach. This is the first case to be done in Central India. Patients from Central India can benefit from this surgery.

Of late, hip replacement has gained enormous significance. Famous medical journal ‘Lancet has termed hip replacement as the operation of the century.

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Professor John Timperley of Exeter, UK has personally congratulated Dr Ranjan for successfully conducting the surgery and bringing Nagpur on the global map in the field of Joint Replacement.

The surgery was done at Sanjeevani Hospital, Laxmi Nagar owned by renowned Orthopaedic surgeon and past District Governor of Rotary International district-3030, Dr K S Rajan. Dr. Ratnakar Kale, senior anaesthetist and Mr Jitu Bade, OT technician were part of the team.

What is SPAIRE HIP REPLACEMENT?
Earlier, massive skin incisions and muscle cuts had to be borne by the patients undergoing surgery. This made the post-operative recovery quite slow.

A new SPAIRE approach for the hip replacement has been developed by the world-renowned Exeter hospital surgeons in the UK in 2018. This approach helps, in preserving 4 tendons of the hip from being cut- namely the Piriformis, the Obturator Internus, Superior Gemellus and the Inferior Gemellus.

This not only helps in preventing complications like dislocation, instability etc, it also helps in faster and better recovery. Patients can do extreme bending movements, which were not allowed, in the conventional hip replacement. This approach has a potential to drastically reduce the complications, and improve the quality of life of patients, undergoing the treatment.

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