New Delhi, India (PressExposure) October 18, 2011 -- A rare surgery on a 66 year old Nigerian lady Blessing Nelson Udoh, who was unable to walk due to advanced crippling arthritis and severely bent crooked knees, underwent bilateral Total Knee Replacement surgery at Moolchand Orthopaedics Hospital, New Delhi in September 2011. On path to strive for world class facility to its patients, Moolchand has touched another milestone by using novice technique of bloodless bilateral complex knee replacement surgery which is first of its kind in India.
Generally, knee replacement surgery integrally requires blood transfusions of two units per knee. The requirement of blood during such procedures is a surgical workup prerequisite.
At Moolchand, we provide world-class quality standards and respect everyone's beliefs as well. Blessing is a Jehovah's Witness, a Christian section who seeks out quality healthcare and accepts the vast majority of medical treatments. However, for Bible-based religious reasons, Jehovah's Witnesses do not accept blood transfusion of any kind other than their own blood. She had low pre operative hemoglobin of 8. This was a technical challenge given that her knee replacement surgeries were of complex nature.
"An auto transfusion knee drain technique has been used in this case, wherein patient's blood get collected in a filtered reservoir connected to the replaced knee. This blood is then transfused back to the patient within six hours. This obviates the need for any blood transfusion thus minimizing the risks associated with it. Moreover, the patient is very happy and thankful as despite being a high risk with the complicated nature of operation, she is now walking on her own straight legs" says Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Consultant, Joint Replacement, Moolchand Orthopedics Hospital who has carried on this complex bilateral knee replacement surgery with a bloodless technique.
About Moolchand As one of India's foremost names in healthcare, Moolchand has been setting standards for excellence in healthcare for the past half century. Moolchand is India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH (Hospital and Blood Bank) accredited hospital. JCI and NABH are accredited by ISQua: International Society for Quality in Healthcare. Moolchand Diagnostics is now NABL accredited. Our excellence, innovation and quality mindset have won us many accolades/accreditations including ISO 9001:2008, ISO 27001, ISO Platinum, IMC Ramkrishna Bajaj National Quality Award 2009-Outstanding Achievements and International Asia Pacific Quality Award 2010-Quest for Excellence in the Healthcare category (modeled and equivalent to the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, USA), CII-EXIM Bank Commendation Certificate 2010 for Strong Commitment to Excel, Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Commendation Certificate 2009 for Large Scale Service Industry in the Healthcare category and Century International Quality ERA Award 2011 in the Gold category.
Located in the heart of Delhi, Moolchand Medcity is being developed as Asia's largest single site multispecialty hospital campus (6 specialty hospitals, 1,000+ beds). We aspire to be the lifelong healthcare partner of our customers by delivering their healthcare wishlist: superb physicians, cutting-edge technology, compassionate care, integrity and affordable excellence.
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