When Rajagiri Hospital in Aluva created history with knee replacement surgery

Dr. Murugan Babu
Dr. Murugan Babu (2L in front row) with the orthopaedics team of Rajagiri Hospital in Aluva.

Aluva Rajagiri Hospital has successfully completed knee replacement surgery on more than 600 patients from different countries this year alone. This is the first time in Kerala that so many knee replacement surgeries are being done in such a short period of time. Under the leadership of Dr. Murugan Babu, with the help of Dr. Tom Jose, Dr. Paul K. Jose, and the Head of the Department of Anesthesia Dr. Sachin George, this historic achievement was achieved through the subvastus approach without cutting the muscles.

The patient is able to return to normal life within a short period of time after the surgery, which is completed with the help of modern techniques, numbing only the leg through spinal anesthesia. The patient is usually able to start walking on a walker the day after the surgery and is able to leave the hospital within three to four days. With years of experience in joint replacement surgery, Dr. Murugan Babu has completed over 3000 joint replacement surgeries during his long career. Dr. Murugan Babu has also completed more than 4000 arthroscopic surgeries for knee ligament-related problems.

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis cause wear and tear on the ankle. Doctors recommend knee replacement surgery when physiotherapy and painkiller injections are ineffective for those suffering from wear-and-tear pain. The surface of the worn joint is removed, and the joint parts are replaced. Due to the minimal damage to the muscles and nerves inside the knee, the knee does not have any deformity or curvature.


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