Major Medical Milestone Achieved at STNM Hospital – First Total Knee Replacement (TKR) Successful!
In a groundbreaking medical achievement, STNM Hospital in Gangtok, India, has accomplished its first-ever Total Knee Replacement (TKR) on September 16, 2023. This remarkable feat marks a significant advancement in the region’s healthcare landscape.
The surgery was performed on a challenging case of Rheumatoid Arthritis compounded by severe Osteoarthritis of the knee joint. Recognizing the complexity of the procedure, the Orthopaedic Department at STNM Hospital sought expertise from Dr. Pratik Agarwal, a renowned orthopedic surgeon from North Bengal Medica Kolkata, who provided invaluable assistance.
Overcoming a unique set of challenges, including patient reluctance and financial constraints, the medical team at STNM Hospital successfully carried out the TKR. This accomplishment is a testament to the hospital’s commitment to providing quality healthcare, even in demanding cases.
STNM Hospital is now poised to take on more cases of Total Knee Replacement in the future. The message is clear: individuals in need of TKR surgery can confidently turn to STNM Hospital for world-class orthopedic care.