The Shadow Pandemic of Avascular Necrosis: Wockhardt Hospitals’ Response

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Representation of the coronavirus, which has had far-reaching impacts on global healthcare, including the emergence of Avascular Necrosis

As the dust of COVID-19 starts to settle, hidden health implications are coming to light. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) or bone death is one such severe complication identified by Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central. This condition results from reduced blood flow to the femoral head, leading to tissue death and hip joint collapse.

Patients like Mr. Dhananjay Vasant Wagaskar and Ms. Ragini Yadav, who suffered from debilitating hip pain, found refuge in the expertise of Dr. Mudit Khanna, Senior Consultant, Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals. Interestingly, AVN was found not just in patients who had been on steroids but also in those with no documented steroid use.

Dr. Khanna emphasizes the critical role that early diagnosis plays in managing AVN. Though X-Rays may not detect early stages of AVN, MRI scans prove invaluable for timely detection. When diagnosed early, less invasive treatment options can preserve the hip joint.

However, when patients present at an advanced stage, Total Hip Replacement Surgery is often the most viable solution. This procedure involves replacing the worn-out hip joint with an artificial joint made of metal, plastic, or ceramic components. At Wockhardt Hospitals, Total Hip Replacement Surgery has shown highly successful outcomes with excellent post-operative recovery. Patients have rapidly regained mobility and shed walking aids within days. The combination of advanced implant materials, refined surgical techniques, and an impeccable care regimen has been instrumental in achieving these remarkable results.


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