World's First Complete Knee cap Replacement Surgery at AIIMS

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In another first, after India's historic World Cup win, a team of Indian orthopaedics from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) replaced the kneecap completely along with the tendons and shin bone. This historic feat was performed on a lady Naida Khatoon, who was suffering from a rare cancer of the patella, which is the knee cap.

The 21 year old used to get excruciating pains in her right knee and soon her knee started swelling. After many tests, scans, etc. she received the bad news. The cancer was a threat to her mobility as she was unable to fold her knee. But facing against all odds, the orthopaedic surgeons entirely removed her knee cap, along with the shin and the tendons, and replaced with the others donated by a 52 year old lady after her death.

Now Naida can walk like any normal person and has zero susceptibility to get the cancer again. The patella cancer is quite rare and is mostly cured by removing the tumour, which has some chances of the cancer to resurface, or directly by amputation.

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Benny on September 28, 2007 at 6:47 AM

Did you say INDIAN? Its good to hear that.

IndiYa on October 8, 2007 at 7:24 AM

Ya, I was reading it in the newspapers. Now that was an amazing feat by the docs. And moreover with Indian tag on it!