AMRITSAR: In an unique event of its kind, the knee replacement patients walked the ramp, performed bangra and dance during a program ‘Care for the Caregiver’ which was organized by Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), Mohali at Hotel Holiday Inn, Amritsar today.
Interestingly the ‘caregiver’ patients, who had undergone knee replacement in past, were accompanied by their sons and daughters. In fact the program was a tribute to the ‘caring’ parents who had single-mindedly devoted their lives to nurturing their children.
The patients were excited to dance with their life changer, Dr Manuj Wadhwa , Director and Head, Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement, Mohali who is a global record holder in joint replacements. Dr Wadhwa hails from Amritsar.
Anil Joshi, Minister of Local Bodies, Medical Education and Research, Govt. of Punjab was chief guest for program. Among others, Sandeep Dogra, VP-Operations, MSSH and Kanwaljeet Soi, Chairman, Road Safety Council Punjab were also presented during occasion. .
An group of enthusiastic patients , nearing their 70s danced to the Punjabi folk numbers and matched steps to the beats of the Dhol to express their ability to get back to a painless and carefree life after advanced treatment. A heart rending play on the real life adaptation of an arthritic patient Rajni was also performed by the renowned theatre group Yatra.
Speaking during occasion, Dr. Wadhwa said that we kept try to change the way patients and their families think about and experience joint replacement surgery and developed a comprehensive program that was structured around the fundamental principles of wellness.
We have developed innovative programs to improve outcomes and provide a superior experience for individuals having hip or knee replacement surgery. First and foremost, we would not see our patients as being sick. Instead, we would see our patients as healthy individuals who were coming to the hospital because they have hip or knee pain, and wanted to live a better live by having joint replacement surgery.”
Talking about the advent of female specific knee implants in the country, Dr Wadhwa informed that as more and more women have knee replacement surgery, it was becoming apparent that traditional knee replacements, while were highly successful in alleviating pain, might not feel or move like your own natural knee. Women’s knees would tend to be narrower than a man’s because their pelvis was wider. We now have a knee that was designed to accommodate those differences and this knee replacement shaped to fit a women’s anatomy.
Thanking the patients for their efforts in putting forth this program, Sandeep Dogra said that our greatest strength from the very beginning has been an excellent relationship with our patients as well as social organizations whose contribution has been invaluable in this journey.
Meanwhile, during occasion, 22 leading personalities of the region were honored for their outstanding contributions in the field of social change.