Fast Track Knee Replacement Surgeries at Sancheti Hospital   

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Pune 18 December 2018 : Sancheti Hospital recently completed 53 glorious years recently ( 12 December ) . To mark the 54th Foundation Day , Sancheti Hospital has launched Fast Track Knee Replacement Surgery with highly specialized and technically advanced procedures, patient management protocols, discharge in shorter time with negligible pain and greater patient satisfaction.

Established in 1965 , Sancheti Hospital has come a long way and spreads its wings with Sancheti Clinics ( Satellite clinics at four places in Pune ) , Sancheti Healthcare Academy ( Hospital Management and Physiotherapy) and Sancheti Institute which has state of the art infrastructure and equipment to conduct all the Specialities and Super-specialty services in the field of orthopaedics including Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Spinal Surgery, Rheumatology and Arthritis, Shoulder Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Neurology, Hand, foot, ankle and Microvascular Surgery, Sports Injuries, Anaesthesiology and so on. It is one of the only hospitals to have all super specialities of Orthopaeidcs available under one roof

Speaking on the occasion Dr Parag Sancheti Chairman and Managing Director Sancheti Hospital said that carrying forward the legacy of this organization we continuously strive to come out with patient centric initiatives for the best patient outcomes. Fast Track Knee Surgery is one of them . This will help patients get discharged within 72 hours and will be aided by our highly specialized team of physiotherapists who would be doing physiotherapy sessions after the discharge of the patient, in their home. Hence patient will be able to completely recover and gain optimum movement at the comfort of the home. Fast Track Knee Surgery means that healthy patients with debilitating knee problems can be fast-tracked to be operated under highly specialized and technically advanced procedures, discharged in shorter time with negligible pain, and greater patient satisfaction. This has been possible because of the state of art infrastructure and surgically skilled team of doctors.

Dr Parag Sancheti added that the average stay will be reduced from 6 to 7 days to 3 days. New mechanisms of pain control have made it possible . The operation can be completed in 30 to 35 minutes as against more than 1 hour required earlier.

Consultant Knee Surgeon Dr Kailash Patil said that this has been possible because of coordinated effort . Awareness about Knee replacement surgeries is increasing but people are still vary because they think they will require a month to recover . Patient can be admitted on OPD basis on the same day of the operation which normally happens in morning hours . The patient is made to walk on the same day and there is a separate team for pain management. We have also prepared a protocol for physiotherapy for fast track patients . For now the fast track surgeries will be conducted for unilateral ( one knee ) .

Consultant Knee specialist Dr Sunny Gugale said that Patient selection is a key in fast track surgeries and includes those whose pre operative evaluation has been done and there are no other medical complications.