First of its kind procedure performed at Rela Hospital for young man for ankle ligament repair Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India most advanced needle arthroscopy system – ”The Nanoscope” from Germany. This is the first operation of its kind performed on a young athlete who suffered a torn ankle ligament. This new scar-free procedure led by Senior Arthroscopic Surgeon and Sports Medicine Specialist Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj was completed in less than an hour and the patient was discharged the same day.
Mr Shankar, a badminton enthusiast from Chennai, suffered a twisting injury (forced inversion of the foot in plantar flexion) following a fall from the stairs at his workplace last week of April 2022. He suffered a was rushed to the emergency unit of Rela Hospital where his condition was diagnosed as a sprained ankle ligament. The arthroscopy and sports medicine team led by Dr. Rufus Vasanth Raj examined him clinically and diagnosed a complete tear of the anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL), which was confirmed by MRI. The patient had grade 3 tears (complete tears) in the ankle joint with difficulty bearing weight resulting in permanent disability with risk of future arthritis.
The doctors decided to use the Nanoscope, the new generation needle arthroscopy for the patient, because the general conventional arthroscopy system has a range of 4mm or 2.7mm, which is difficult to access such a small joint surrounded by tendons, blood vessels and nerves. very complicated surgery. The patient was anesthetized and doctors started the next generation of needle arthroscopy which has a 1.9mm reach with chip image sensor technology through which 2-3 small pinholes without loss of blood were performed in the ankle of the patient which allowed easy access to get into the small joints like the ankle and the torn ligament was repaired by the doctors allowing the patient to come out the same day with an overall rapid recovery. Dr Rufus Vasanth Raj, Head of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Rela Hospital, said: “The nanoscopy system is the future of arthroscopy, and it is surgery minimally invasive, scarless, without the need for sutures and which allows the surgeon to enter all joints with ease and perform procedures. It could replace the need for MRI scans in the future, as nanoscopy, being a 1.9 mm needle system, allows diagnostic arthroscopy to be performed under local anesthesia in the outpatient department. It can also help in stem cell therapy which can be viewed by doctor and patient simultaneously. ” ” We have always been open to adapting and enabling any advances in healthcare technology, as we certainly see the value that it can aid in patient recovery. This nanoscope is one such technology. In the coming days, many procedures can be performed as day care procedures, which makes them less stressful for patients and also leads them to return home the same day. It really helps in faster recovery,” said Dr. Ilankumaran Kaliamoorthy, CEO of Rela Hospitals.
About Rela Hospital Rela Hospital, an international medical facility, is a quaternary care hospital dedicated to fostering and meeting the needs of a diverse patient population. The hospital provides high quality healthcare with state-of-the-art infrastructure and experienced and caring healthcare professionals.
RIMC is designed to provide multi-specialty care with a particular focus on multi-organ transplantation and critically ill patients. In addition to quaternary care in all specialties, the hospital is committed to providing “primary and secondary care” to patients on a daily basis. RIMC is a multi-super specialty hospital in a sprawling landscape of 36 acres located at Chrompet, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
• The establishment, with 450 beds including 130 intensive care beds, 14 operating rooms and sophisticated reference laboratories and radiology services, is ideally located near road, rail and air transport.
• RIMC is led and managed by world-renowned physicians who are dedicated to healthcare.
• RIMC offers a wide range of clinical care, education and research. To view the image click on the link below: Dr Rufus Vasanth Raj, Head of Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine, Rela Hospital with Mr Shankar, a sports enthusiast from Chennai who underwent surgery ankle ligament tear at Rela Hospital using the latest and most advanced Needle Arthroscopy System – ”The Nanoscope” PWR PWR
(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)