Submitted by Editor on Tue, 2017-01-31 18:12 Bengaluru: Vasavi hospital organised a meeting of patients who have had on hip and knee replacement surgeries at the hospital. The event was graced by Medical Director Dr Ramesh, Dr Rupendu T, Senior Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement Surgeon, Dr Venkatesh Rathod, Orthopaedic and Trauma Specialist, and Senior Physiotherapist Dr David. A patient support group is a gathering of people bringing together people facing similar issues. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. The technical session was kick-started by Dr. Venkatesh Rathod, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, who spoke about arthritis. Dr. Rupendu T, Senior Consultant, spoke about hip and knee replacement surgery and the recent advances with all the facts and myths of knee replacement. Dr David spoke about the post-surgery care given to patients who have undergone replacements. “A good knee replacement needs expertise, latest technology, modern OT and good patient care. All these factors are present at Vasavi,” said Dr Rupendu. Dr Ramesh Makam said the hospital's motto was to serve underprivileged sections of the society. "We wish to provide uncompromised health care at subsidized cost,” he added. Patients who had undergone replacements at Vasavi interacted and shared their experiences with others present. Eshwar shared this experience about his hip replacement surgery. Eshwar said he had been suffering from hip pain and was about to quit his job when he was advised to get his hip replaced. After the surgery he is able to walk and work normally. Vasavi Institute of Advanced Orthopaedics is expertise in joint replacements supported by a team of highly skilled and experienced doctors, nurses and therapists. The institute specialises in joint replacement and revision surgeries including total and partial knee replacement and hip replacements.