By Madhup. Chandigarh 6th April:The North India’s renowned Orthopedic Surgeon, Dr Harinder Batth has successfully performed an extremely rare kind of Knee Replacement Surgery on a 75-years old man at Cosmo Hospital Mohali. The patient, Mr Roop Singh of Khizrabad, Chandigarh is now able to walk properly. His both legs were deformed and badly bent from both the sides making his movement almost impossible. Today while addressing the media persons, he said, “A walking man is a fit one. Rather than spending huge money on heart diseases or diabetes, its better to maintain good health through walking. Roop Singh is a good example to understand the pleasures of walking and having a good health. Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) has dedicated itself on Urban Health by promoting the concept of ‘Move for Health’ on World Health Day (April 7).”
Dr M S Shekhon, Director, Cosmo Hospital, Phase 8, Mohali said, “The health problems most commonly seen in cities are Obesity, Diabetes and Hypertension or increased blood pressure. The idea of walking 10,000 steps a day aims at controlling all the diseases related to physical inactivity and a minimum of daily walk goes a long way in controlling Diabetes, Hypertension and Obesity.”
Dr Batth further said that, “In old age, Knee Arthritis is most common disease, which restricts physical activity. It is estimated that more than 80% of population above 65 years suffers from Knee Arthritis. The incidence of Heart disease, Diabetes and overweight increases many folds as one restricts oneself because of pain due to Knee arthritis.”
“Constrained Condylar knee prosthesis, a specialized kind of implant used rarely in primary knee arthritis cases. The patient has recovered and is able to do his daily activities in pain free way. His quality of life has also improved” he adds.
He also stressed the importance of pain free walking in our daily life. This is more important in old patients where the extent of walking is related to ones fitness level. A daily walk and pain free activities keep a geratic patient free of diabetes, blood pressure and ensures good weight control.