Tribune News Service
Patiala, December 3
Arthroscopic surgery has been started at Government Rajindra Hospital for the first time. Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) was performed by Dr Girish Sahni, an Associate Professor at the Department of Orthopaedics today.
Dr Sahni said the patient had a history of the ACL injury around eight months ago whose ACL repair was done. “This mini-incision surgery has been done free of cost under Ayushman Scheme under the RHP, which otherwise costs around Rs50,000 to Rs1 lakh in private hospitals,” said Sahni.
“With the help of this surgery patients can be made to walk bearing full weight from the next day onwards. Routine activities of the patient can be started within a week of surgery,” Sahni added.
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