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MPFL reconstruction successfully performed on 18-year-old at ASCOMS Hospital

JAMMU: Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences (ASCOMS) & Hospital, Sidhra, has achieved yet another milestone by successfully conducting minimally invasive reconstruction of medial knee ligament (MPFL).

Orthopaedic Department of ASCOMS & Hospital led by HoD Prof Rajesh Gupta successfully reconstructed the ligament in an 18-year-old female patient with history of multiple episodes of dislocation of Patella (Knee Cap) Bone.

The Department has been performing Arthroscopic surgeries of Knee, shoulder and ankle joint from many years. The surgery has been performed with use of minimal orthopaedic implant.

Prof Gupta informed that a young female had dislocated her Patella about 6 years back and had multiple episodes of dislocation, since then the patient was unable to perform her activities due to apprehension and instability.

"We did reconstruction by using semitendinosus graft of same knee. Two holes were drilled in the Patella and graft passed through Patella. Finally, graft was fixed in femur bone using special screws. The patient was able to walk with support on next day," Prof Gupta informed.

Dr Pavan Malhotra, Director Principal, ASCOMS & Hospital said that the Orthopaedic Department has been regularly conducting ligament surgeries around knee and shoulder with excellent out come. This a step towards helping people of Jammu in such a way that going out of J&K will be minimized as highly specialized orthopaedic treatment is now available at the door step in Jammu only.

The surgery was performed by a team headed by Prof Rajesh Gupta, orthopaedic and sports injury specialist and Dr Shafiq Hackla, Assistant Professor assisted by Dr Nitish Sharma and Dr Sunny Sharma. Prof Gupta who is an expert in the field of orthopaedic sports injury and joint replacement said that the Department is well equipped and regularly conducting these wide spectrum of surgeries.



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