In a first, rare Quadruple Joint Replacement surgery performed at AIIMS Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Adding another feather to its cap, AIIMS Bhubaneswar successfully conducted a Quadruple Joint Replacement surgery on a crippled patient here in the city.

The expensive surgery was performed on a 37-year-old woman patient under Biju Swastya Kalyan Yojana (BSKY) of Odisha Government.

According to reports, the patient from Aul Block of Kendrapara district was admitted to the AIIMS Bhubaneswar with severe pain in knees and hip joints. She was suffering from rheumatoid arthritis and under numerous medications. She was crippled due to severe arthritic involvements of the hips and knees. There were no movements in the hip joints and she had very little movement in both the knees.

A team of doctors including Dr. Sujit Kumar Tripathy and Dr Mantu Jain planned for surgeries of both the hip and knee joints in one setting. The bleeding and surgical stress on the patient was evaluated during the surgery with blood parameters. The replacements of the hips were performed first followed by the knees. The surgery was completed in three hours. The patient was admitted to the ICU for two days. She started walking on third day.

Dr. Sujit Kumar Tripathy and Dr Mantu Jain were the chief orthopedic surgeons and the anesthesia team was led by Dr. Sritam Swarup Jena. This is the second case to be reported globally and first of its kind in Odisha where all four joints were replaced in one setting. Previously only one case had been reported from AIIMS Delhi in which an Odia patient was operated with all four joints replacement in one setting, stated AIIMS Bhubaneswar in a release today.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Executive director Prof Dr. Ashutosh Biswas congratulated the team for managing such a complex case and providing mobility to the patient.

“Such surgeries are rare and must be carried out with extreme caution,” said Dr. Biswas.

Medical Superintendent Dr. Dillip Parida also congratulated the doctors for the successful feat.

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