More Women Undergo Total Knee Replacement Operation

Indian Joint Registry data that was collected since 2007 revealed more women undergo total knee replacement procedure.

Published: 10th April 2016 03:08 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th April 2016 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI:  More women undergo total knee replacement procedure than men and more young men undergo total hip replacement procedure than women, shows a finding of Indian Joint Registry data that was collected since 2007 by the Indian Society of Hip and Knee Surgeons (ISHKS).

The Indian Joint Registry (IJR), launched as a pilot project in 2007 has over 1,18,854 procedures documented till date. “So far data findings show that 70 per cent of women had underwent total knee replacement surgery and all in the age group of 60 to 65. When it comes to hip replacement surgery, the numbers are more in men than woman and most of these men were in the age group of below 40,” said Dr P Suryanarayan, organising chairman, ISHKS and senior consultant SIMS Hospital.

The Northgate Public Services (NPS), UK will help ISHKS with its expertise and sensitise more hospitals, said Mike Swanson, principal consultant of National Joint Registry (NJR) of UK. “We will take IJR to online to ensure participation of many more surgeons,” he said.

The doctors were speaking on Saturday on the sidelines of the three-day 10th annual meet of ISHKS here. Orthopedic surgeons from various countries deliberated on hip and knee replacement.

Dr Dan Berry, chairman of Mayo Clinic (US), Manoj Jain, business development director at Northgate Public Services, Dr Sanjay Agarwala, president of ISHKS, Dr J Pachore, Managing Trustee of ISHKS, and Bodhisatya Sarker, AVP-Health at Northgate Public Services, also spoke.

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