The medical team at Al-Mouwasat Hospital in Qatif succeeded in ending the suffering of a patient in her seventies who was suffering from severe pain that impeded the movement of the left knee and completely disrupted the function of the left side due to advanced roughness in the knee joint, by performing a complete replacement of the affected knee joint.
The patient stated that she went to Al-Mouwasat Hospital after undergoing a trial of treatment by injecting the knee, and there was no response.
After the clinical examination, normal x-rays were taken on the knees and it was found that they suffer from advanced friction and roughness in the left knee joint that leads to severe pain during movement and sitting, and erosion of the left knee cartilage, and erosion of the joint surface.
The patient was directed by a consultant orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Papageorgiou performs a complete knee joint replacement so that the patient can move normally, the pain will go away and the left side will return to its normal state. Indeed, a complete knee joint replacement was performed with a high-quality artificial joint through a small opening in the front of the left knee.
After the operation, the patient was transferred to the recovery room and she is in a very good health condition, as it was confirmed that the blood circulation to the left lower extremity was working efficiently, and it was found the next day that the patient did not suffer from any pain after the operation, thanks to the anesthesia catheter, and she also did not need To long-term doses of antibiotic after the operation, which indicates the level of super sterilization inside the operating room, the patient was able to walk on the second day of the operation normally and left the hospital in a good health condition to practice her daily life normally
It is worth noting that this type of operation is considered the most advanced and is in line with the vision of the Mouwasat Medical Services Company in attracting qualified medical professionals and specialties while providing the latest technologies and medical equipment.