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Having Suffered from Haemophilia 47-Year-Old Chikanna Underwent Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery at Fortis Hospital

  • 47-year-old Chikanna was suffering from haemophilia, a genetic disorder that results in continuous bleeding and poor blood clot properties.
  • But after undergoing a bilateral knee replacement surgery at Fortis Hospitals, Bannerghatta he has recovered completely.
  • According to Dr. Narayan Hulse Additional Director, Orthopaedics, the patient experienced several joint bleeds or hemarthrosis since birth.
  • Usually a knee replacement surgery is performed on patients who are of and above 60 years old, but in case of Chikanna the joints were extensively damaged at a very early age and pointed out several disabilities, he added.
  • Before the surgery, he underwent a clotting factor replacement therapy to stabilize his lowered blood clot conditions.


Source: Fortis Hospitals, Media Update

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