Total femur replacement at AIIMS

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Total femur replacement at AIIMS

Friday, 27 May 2022 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The AIIMS Bhubaneswar Orthopaedic department has performed a total femur replacement which is first in Odisha.

A team led by Additional Professor Dr Sujit Kumar Tripathy operated on a 30-year-old man from Kendrapada district who had a huge tumour in the left thigh bone. He was suffering from a primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the thigh bone. He had already undergone two surgeries previously in 2018 and 2019 that was inadequate to remove the tumor completely.

The young man subsequently developed recurrence of the tumor and received chemotherapy prior to the current surgery. The tumor was close to the blood vessels. After careful surgery, the whole of the tumor was excised and total femur megaprosthesis was implanted. The difficult surgery took around four hours.  

However, the patient has to receive further chemotherapy and the postoperative period needs vigilant management.

AIIMS Bhubaneswar Director Prof Mukesh Tripathi and Superintendent Dr SN Mohanty congratulated the team for its success.

 

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