Joint replacement in only 10 minutes at RAK Hospital

 

Joint replacement in only 10 minutes at RAK Hospital

Through the Zero ‘0’ technique, a joint replacement surgery is done in 10 minutes against two hours taken by other doctors worldwide to perform the same surgery.

By Staff Reporter

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Published: Sun 29 Mar 2015, 12:03 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:42 PM

Dubai — The inventor of “Zero Technique” and “OS Needle”, joint replacement surgeon Dr Vikram Shah performed the first ever joint replacement in the UAE at the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Hospital on a 69-year-old Emirati woman using the “0 technique”.

Through the Zero ‘0’ technique, a joint replacement surgery is done in 10 minutes against two hours taken by other doctors worldwide to perform the same surgery. The patient started walking within just hours of surgery. The patient’s son (name withheld on request) said: “It makes me very happy that my mother is now relieved of the pain, she was suffering terribly. I did a lot of research and consulted several doctors and finally decided to come to RAK Hospital. She is so much better and started walking just hours after the surgery.”

The patient  admitted that she felt no pain after the surgery. She had gone for the surgery due to severe pian in her knees.

Dr Raza Siddiqui, Executive Director of RAK Hospital and CEO Arabian Healthcare Group, said: “As a result of our recent tie up with Dr Vikram Shah’s Shalby Hospitals in India, we are now able to bring the best in Total Joint Replacement to the UAE and the region. The patient came all the way from Abu Dhabi for the procedure and was very happy with the outcome of the surgery.”

“Patients in need of Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement in the UAE, GCC and African countries will have the most advanced treatment offered in a convenient location in the UAE at the RAK Hospital”, added Dr Siddiqui.

“It is named zero ‘0’ technique because everything comes to almost at ‘0’ level, be it surgery time, method, recovery, hospital stay, drugs, blood loss and patient and relatives’ mental stress. Even the need for blood transfusion is minimised,” explains Dr Shah.

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