Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, Dwarka has launched India’s first mobile knee clinic called Knee Express, which will provide doorstep service to patients suffering from severe knee problems. It also unveiled a new initiative for the people suffering from knee pain with next generation surgical excellence in knee replacement called SPEED.
These initiatives are led and directed by Dr. Aashish Chaudhry, managing director & senior consultant, Dept of Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, Dwarka.
The SPEED knee programme is designed for people in need of knee replacement surgery, providing them an all-inclusive and personalised treatment. In the word SPEED, the S stands for safe surgery protocols, the P stands for Painless multimodal management, the E stand for exact fit through robotic precision, the E stands for express recovery & fast rehabilitation and the D stands for durable and long-lasting implant. On the other hand, the advanced Knee Express van is India’s first mobile knee clinic on wheels to serve the patients at their doorstep and at their comfort. The van is a well-equipped mobile clinic, which carries services in it like full automated digital x-ray facility, advanced POC machines for conducting various vital blood investigations, patient monitoring system, video conference facility, and an air-conditioned consultation room.
Dr Chaudhry, said, “Owing to the sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle, an increasing number of people are falling prey to orthopaedic problems such as knee pain, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis being the most common of them all. It is inevitable for anyone to have knee pain at an old age but, it is shocking to find people even at the age of 30-35 years facing such problems. People tend to avoid consulting a doctor due to fear of surgeries. In majority of the cases people try to live with their knee pain until they are completely immobile. With SPEED Knee programme in place, people will be able to avail an all inclusive and highly precise solution for knee replacement surgery.”
The best part of this initiative is that the patient do not need to go anywhere. We will to their doorsteps to provide the state-of-the-art facilities that to without any cost. Anyone can now book the Knee Express van for a knee camp at their society by just calling at our helpline number 8800015950,” he added.
Dr Kousar A Shah, COO, Aakash Healthcare Group, said, “The SPEED Knee programme is one of its kind, to treat patients suffering from knee problems, and this program, with its futuristic technologies, will provide end-to-end knee care for the patients.
According to a research published by Indian Journal of Orthopaedics, 28.7% people in India were found to have knee osteoarthritis on an average. While many factors are associated to such high prevalence of the disease, gender is the most important of all. Almost 40% of Women after the age of 65 years show symptoms of knee problems. Calcium deficiency, sedentary lifestyle, hormonal changes can be linked to this problem. These problems worsen significantly causing excruciating pain during the winters due to fall in temperature.