Bloodless hip surgery is becoming increasingly popular and is being preferred over the open surgery for hip replacement.This was stated by internationally acclaimed orthopaedic surgeon Dr Gursharan Singh Chana during an interaction with media persons here last night. He is on a visit to India on the invitation of Dr Sukhwinder Singh, Vice-Chairman of the Gian Sagar Charitable and Educational Trust which runs the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital, in Patiala district.Dr Chana, who is settled in the United Kingdom, interactacted with top orthopaedic surgeons of the town and delivered a lecture on minimal invasive surgery for total hip replacement and hip resurfacing. Dr Gursharan Singh Chana, a doctor of Indian origin, has devised a minimally invasive approach to hip joint to carry out total hip
replacement and hip resurfacing. He has devised Chana reamer handle to allow accurate surgery of the hip joint. Dr Chana said that in the minimal invasive hip surgery, there was no need for blood transfusion and it was cost effective compared to the open hip replacement surgery. The patient could be discharged from the hospital within two to three days of the operation whereas he had to stay in the hospital for over seven days after an open surgery.
Because of the faster recovery, the patient could get back to work without much wastage of time and in the meantime he could recover and walk with a stick for about a week.Dr Chana is presently working as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, NHS Trust Birmingham, since October 2002.
Dr Chana has the vast experience of carrying out the over 2500 total hip replacements, over 2000 total knee replacements, over 1500 hip resurfacing, 200 hip replacements using minimally invasive surgical approach, 200 hip resurfacings using minimally invasive hip resurfacing. Dr Chana is also involved in teaching post graduates at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
Over the last two years he has been involved in developing instrumentation and implants for hip resurfacing procedure to be carried out using a minimally invasive approach through Comis Orthopaedics, a company based in Yorkshire. The implant is being used currently in the U. K. This implant is the only one of its kind that can be delivered using a minimally invasive approach with obvious benefits of early discharge from hospital, blood transfusion is not necessary in 95 per cent of patients and the patients tend to return to normal activities at an
earlier stage compared to patients who undergo open surgery. The average incision size is 7 cm. with this approach as opposed to 20 cm. using an open approach. Dr Chana is a trustee of Jambala Charitable Trust, which has a branch in India and one in the UK. The aim is to help children and elderly
people on education and health issues. His Holiness the Dalai Lama is patron of the organisation.