Chennai August 2019: For years, much has been said about high incidences of diabetes, cancer, hypertension and HIV in India. Whereas, a recent study suggests that osteoarthritis beats them all to claim the first slot among ailments in India. Over 18 Crore Indians suffer from joint-related problems and the cases are expected to grow further.
Arthritis is not a symptom of ‘getting old’. It is a degenerative disease of joints, not necessarily a part of an aging process. It curbs daily activities such as climbing stairs, walking, and even getting in or out of the bed. It can make people feel old, even when they are in the prime of their life. Total knee replacement was as a ray of hope for arthritis patients, providing them immediate pain relief, fast recovery and fast return to an active lifestyle.
The thoughts of launching – The first high Flexion Bionik Gold joint system on 10th July, 2018 are still fresh and we are proud to announce August 2019 as a month of completing 100 Bionik Golden Knee joint implant surgeries already. One of our patients 63 year old Mr. Narayan Mitra from Kolkata, who went through joint replacement surgery and chose Bionik Golden Knee said:
“I truly want to thank Dr. Madan Mohan Reddy and his team for helping me get my life back and leave behind the troublesome period of knee pain. And because of Bionik Golden Knee, I’m not that worried about the question: Do I need to go through this surgery again after a few years?”
A typical knee replacement system comprises of femoral component, tibial base plate, tibial articulating surface (tibial liner or insert) and all poly patella. For tibial liner or insert, conventional UHMWPE (Ultra-High-Molecular-Weight-Polyethylene) has been the most widely used material for years. UHMWPE offers great benefits when compared to carbon steel because of its composition. The main drawback however is that as it undergoes oxidation, it posses great risk of Osteolysis due to wear of UHMWPE. This limits the longevity of joint arthroplasty.
To overcome these issues, an alternative approach of infusing Vitamin E (antioxidant) in UHMWPE is adopted. Vitamin E increases the resistance of polyethylene against oxidative processes and also strengthens the bearing material (130% more fatigue resistance) throughout the lifespan of Total Knee replacement. This vitamin-E diffused UHMWPE hip and knee implants have been in use in the USA, Europe and Japan for over a decade. Now these implants are available in India for patients undergoing knee replacement. Though Government has capped the pricing of Vit E enhanced implants, these implants are available at the same price, offering the very best options for arthritis patients.
With these dramatic advances in knee implants, patients can now look forward to successfully overcoming arthritis at an early stage of the disease and returning to active lifestyle once more. Dr. Madan Mohan Reddy is committed to giving people with knee problems a new lease of mobility. His ultimate satisfaction is the joy patients feel on getting back to their feet after a knee surgery. The new vit E diffused Golden Knee System offers one the best results and is a first choice with him for long lasting comfort and mobility. And thus to conclude, just like an addition of a jewel to an existing golden crown, Bionik Golden Knee with Vitelon is a brilliant combination with much better longevity.