Sunshine Hospital, Gachibowli – First in Telugu States to perform “Modified Capanna’s technique” Successfully on A Yemeni Patient
Hyderabad 11 Jan 2020 : Sunshine Hospital, achieves yet another milestone by successfully performing a “Modified Capanna’s technique” – for femur bone loss, First to perform in Telugu States. “We are a leading Multi-speciality hospital of India and Asia’s largest joint replacement centre to maintain a ‘patient first’ approach to healthcare” said Dr.A.V.Gurava Reddy, Managing Director and Chief Joint Replacement Surgeon at Sunshine Group of Hospitals.
Suaad Ahmed Hamed 24 Yrs suffered a bomb blast in 2014 at Yemen. She had Left Femur fracture with around 15cms bone loss and was operated twice at Yemen In 2015. She had implant failure and was unable to walk since then. She approached Sunshine Hospital, Gachibowli in the month of October 2019. Necessary investigations were done and the diagnosis was made and the infection was ruled out.
“Usually such type of bone losses are seen only in major road accidents and bomb blasts” Dr. Gurava Reddy further added in a press meet held today.
“There are various methods like distraction osteogenesis and Masquelet’s technique to treat such conditions but these take prolonged treatment and require multistage procedures” said Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Sunshine Hospital, Gachibowli. He finally decided to perform “Modified Capanna’s technique” which is a definitive single stage reconstruction using a combination of free vascularised fibular graft with allograft.
“Allograft (femur bone) was brought from bone bank in Bangalore and vascularised fibula was taken from the patient with the support of Plastic Surgeons Dr Ravichander Rao and Dr Venkatesh. Fibula was pegged into the allograft and was placed in the gap of bone loss and fixed with plate and vascular anastomoses was done. Surgery was successfully performed on 26th November 2019. It took 10 hrs for the whole surgery” said Dr.Vasudeva Juvvadi & Dr.P.Rajashekar.
“The patient will start walking with the help of walker from 3 weeks post-surgery without putting weight on the operated leg. Progressive weight bearing will be initiated after 6 weeks and full weight bearing will be done after 3 months. The average time for bone union will be 6 months” he further added.