103 Year Old Centenarian From Chennai Undergoes Successful Hip Replacement At Kauvery Hospital
17th July 2018,
Kauvery Hospital, a leading multi-specialty and tertiary care hospital chain,
successfully performed a complicated hip replacement surgery on a 103-year-old
centenarian and an ex-Central Government employee, Mr. Srinivasan, from
Doctors at Kauvery hospital
saved Mr. Srinivasan from being bedridden for the rest of his life by carrying
out a challenging surgery against many odds and in critical circumstances. He
was brought to the hospital with a fracture to his left hip joint. With a
multi-disciplinary team approach which included a collaborative care of team
doctors, nursing care, physical therapist and dietician, holistic treatment was
offered to Mr. Srinivasan. He was
evaluated by a team of Orthogeriatric doctors and was suggested for a hip
replacement The surgery on Mr. Srinivasan was conducted on 12th July
and he was kept in the ICU post operatively and was made to walk the very next
day to everyone's astonishment. He was prescribed short-term anti-seizure
medication to prevent any post-surgery seizures and, within days, he was
"The surgery itself was not complicated, but the fact that the patient was 103 years
old presented a number of challenges," explained Dr. M. Lakshmi Naathan, the Ortho
Surgeon who led the procedure. "The patient's bone was very weak and needed
cement fixation of the implant. We had to also keep in mind that the patient's
heart functioning was only 60 percent. The surgery lasted for about 1 Â½ hours
and, upon recovery from anaesthesia, he regained consciousness immediately and
the smile was back on his face."
Dr. Lakshmipathy Ramesh, the Ortho-Geriatrician who took care of Mr.
Srinivasan said, "Orthogeriatrics is
a new and emerging branch in the field of medicine that specializes in the
management of fractures and arthritis in elderly people. It is a holistic
treatment approach that involves team of doctors in various specialties in
managing elderly patients. With advanced age, the heart, lung and kidney
functions are compromised, and the bones get weaker and break easily following
a trivial injury. A fracture in these patients used to be considered to be a
permanent disability as these patients were deemed not fit to undergo surgery.
They were mostly bedridden, restricting them to lifetime dependency and early
mortality. Fortunately, nowadays, this concept has become a myth with improved
healthcare and advanced treatment modalities."
"A 103 year old man with hip fracture walking on the first day of surgery is the
dream and hope that the Orthogeriatric department at Kauvery Hospital offers to
its elderly patients. This
case is yet another fine example of how Kauvery Hospital is emerging as a
preferred destination for geriatric care, particularly for performing complicated
surgeries," said Dr.
Aravindan Selvaraj, Executive director, Kauvery Hospitals. "The
success rate for hip replacements at Kauvery Hospital is on par with global
standards and we operate on at least two patients above the age of 70 years on
a daily basis. 'Mobility is life' - this is the guiding mantra of the
Orthogeriatric Department of Kauvery hospital, which is the first of its kind
in India. We aim to help elderly people be more independent and mobile following
a fracture or disease and give them a new beginning by helping them to lead a
normal and active life."
About Kauvery Hospital:
Kauvery Hospitals is 'A new Age Family
Hospital' with Multi Specialty Clinical Expertise and a pioneer in the 'HealthCare
Provider' industry, making healthcare affordable. Kauvery is one of the few
corporate hospital chains to successfully integrate operations into Tier 1
cities after launching into Tier 2 cities. It is also one of the few hospitals
founded by Medical experts and managed by business professionals with a keen
focus on delivering personalised and specialised health care with warmth.
Kauvery Hospitals is currently a 1200
bed hospital group with presence in Chennai, Trichy, Hosur and Salem in
addition to planned entry in new markets.
Apart from having diverse Multispecialty
tertiary care expertise, Kauvery Hospitals house one of three 'Cardiac Centres
of Excellence in South India' and the only one in Tiruchirappalli (Trichy).
In today's times where the healthcare
industry is more and more commoditized, Kauvery Hospitals stands tall with its
promise of making medical expertise and technology truly affordable with
empathy and care at every stage of a person's healthcare needs.