· Hip fixation surgery through minimal invasive technique proves life saviour for a high risk patient
New Delhi, 10th May 2017: VPS Rockland Hospital, the multi-super specialty hospital, located at Dwarka in New Delhi, recently performed a lifesaving surgery on 82 year old senior citizen who suffered a hip fracture while doing general work at home. The patient was brought in emergency, was immediately admitted after assessing the patient and his cardiac issues.
The senior citizen had serious cardiac problems having a pacemaker and he was on anti-platelets (blood thinners). Also, the doctors at the hospital had to ensure that the hip fixation surgery should not complicate the matter further.
Team of Orthopaedic Surgeons at VPS Rockland, Dwarka consisting of Dr. R. Mattoo and Dr. Avnish with cardiac and anaesthetic department decided to undertake the surgery for the broken hip. As a preparation and precautionary measure before the surgery, the patient was kept under observation for two days to optimize for surgery. To prevent any cardiac complication, supervisory cardiac team of the hospital was kept on standby who were regularly monitoring the patient during the surgical procedure.
Dr. R. Mattoo, Chief Orthopaedic Surgeon, VPS Rockland, Dwarka added “It was our prime responsibility to ensure safety and effective treatment of patient. The patient being a senior citizen was weak physically, so it was not possible to immobilize the patient for longer duration as this would have had severe effects on his health .In an elderly patient with medical co-morbidities, the main aim is to make the patient ambulatory as quickly as possible to prevent complications.. Also the fracture fixation surgery is done by minimally invasive technique under C-arm guidance as quickly as possible and to prevent the blood loss. Surgery on this high risk surgery was completed in just 25-30 minutes.”
After the whole procedure, the patient was kept under observation for one day in ICU and was discharged the day after in a moving condition. The patient is now walking fine with the help of a walker.
About VPS Rockland Hospital, Dwarka:
The hospital is a well designed compact 103 bed hospital located to serve population of south west region of Delhi. It has well equipped modular operation theatres, interventional cath lab and intensive care unit.
The hospital offers a bouquet of services which includes specialities like internal medicine, surgery, paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynaecology for being situated in residential hub. It also stands proud for its capabilities in handling intervention at Cardiology, Joint replacement and Neuro-spine.
Hospital has empanelment with all leading TPA’s private corporate and PSU for all services.
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