The Department of Orthopedics at DMCH has treated the damaged knee of a 37-year-old patient through Arthroscopic reconstruction of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) method.
According to the treating doctor Professor of Orthopedics Dr Rajnish Garg,the patient Vijay Kumar,hailing from Ludhiana,was suffering from acute pain and weakness in his knee joint due to a road accident. After undergoing a series of investigations,it was decided to treat his injury through Arthroscopic surgery.
According to Dr Garg,Arthroscopic reconstruction of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) is a highly specialised procedure,which has recently been introduced at DMCH.
The surgery was performed with the help of a very fine telescope (Arthroscope) which was introduced into the joint and surgical reconstruction of the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) was done with two small incisions of half cm each.
Arthroscopy has picked up as the treatment modality of joints and is being preferred due to the fact that the patient has a very short stay in hospital,pain and discomfort after surgery are very low,a very small cut on the skin is needed and the patient is able to resume activity very quickly.
The total procedure images can be stored as a video on to a disc or as still images for future reference and can be kept as a record too.
Many sportsmen and youngsters with chronic knee problems have benefited from this procedure. Vijay Kumar has already started attending to his routine work,said the doctors.