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Mrs. Patricia From Nigeria Gets a Successful Bilateral Knee Replacement Surgery from FMRI, India

Patricia Adindu Umeh from Nigeria had been having an irking and difficult life due to knee pain, which caused hindrance in everything she tried to do. She could not go out for a walk, climb stairs or do exercise. Her work life was also suffering. A mere 10 minutes walk would initiate an excruciating pain in her knees. She had been consulting a local orthopedics in Nigeria, who had adviced her to get bilateral knee replacement done.


When the pain was completely intolerable to her, she decided to go for the knee replacement. After scrolling through the internet, she learned about the minimally invasive technique for knee replacement in India. While going through the details, she was excited and looking forward to having it done. To accelerate the process, she called Vaidam Health and enquired about the process. She received opinions from at least 5 doctors from different hospitals through the case manager. Later, with the assistance from her case manager, she planned to get the surgery done at Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurgaon.


Vaidam team made all the mandatory arrangments and documentation to help her come to India. Soon, the patient arrived in India on 9th November 2018. She was assisted from the airport to the hotel. In a little while, her appointment was scheduled with Dr. Ashok Rajgopal at FMRI. Dr. Ashok is one of the topmost orthopedic surgeons in India, who has performed nearly 50,000 knee surgeries so far. During her appointment, she gave a detailed case history related to her knee pain. After having the knee x-ray done, the doctor confirmed that she needed the bilateral knee replacement surgery. Shortly, the date of the surgery was scheduled.


The patient was quite nervous before the surgery, however, she was made to relax by the hospital staff. Also, the doctor met her and assured that she was going to be absolutely fine. On the scheduled day, her pre-operative tests were conducted. After the reports, she was taken to the operation theatre. The surgery was carried out for nearly 3 hours. Soon after the surgery, the patient was shifted to the ward. She was made to stay in the hospital for the next few days for the recovery. “The recovery phase was difficult but the staff was very co-operative. It was the best orthopedic hospital in India.” she quoted to the case manager on phone. Eventually, she got discharged and flew back home on 30th November 2018.


The patient is living a happy and a pain-free life. She goes out for a walk, exercises and does everything she wants to. Vaidam team wishes her a healthy life ahead.

Author Name
Dr. Kavreen Arora

Published Date
: 05-Dec-2018

Dr. Kavreen Arora

Dr. Kavreen studied medicine and actively practised for few years before she decided to share her knowledge through medical blogs and articles. Since then, Dr. Kavreen has written several articles about the recent advances in various medical treatments, life expectancies, and the best hospitals & doctors across the nation. 

She is a keen observer and likes to keep herself updated with the new technologies. She is an avid reader and an earnest writer in the medical field.

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