Knee surgeries spike in Hyderabad

Along with obesity cases, the number of total knee replacements is also increasing in Hyderabad.Not only people above the age of 60 but also people in the mid 40 are getting a knee replacement done.

Dr Guruva Reddy, managing director & chief joint replacement surgeon, Sunshine Hospitals, who performs about 20 surgeries a day says, “17 years ago when I came back to India, there were just about 500 knee replacements done in a year in Hyderabad. Now, the number has gone close to 10,000 a year.”

Dr Neelam V Reddy, chief joint replacement surgeon, Star Centre for Joint Replacement, Star Hospitals says,” Women are more likely to get a knee replacement done as compare to men and  several reasons which includes genetic disposition and obesity.”


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