100 YEAR-OLD WOMAN SUCCESSFULLY OPERATED BY RENOWNED ORTHOPEDIC SURGEON
In a first, renowned Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Aditya Khemka has successfully operated on a 100 year-old woman for injury to her thigh bone - Femur at the Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Mumbai. The injury occurred as the centenarian from Lucknow fell down and the bone had crumbled into multiple fragments. Her scans revealed that the bone was very weak, low calcium - osteoporosis. The case was further complicated by hip/ proximal Femur having some rods and screws.
A surgery was done under regional Anesthesia on August 4th, 2018 that took an hour to insert a plate and put the bones back together. Since then she has recovered very well and is now in the hospital ward room without too much pain. She is being managed on calcium supplementation and paracetamol tablets. Her diet is back to normal and she well oriented. Her daughter says she is strong willed woman but has never been this good since a year.
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About Dr. Aditya Khemka:
Dr. Aditya Khemka is an Orthopaedic Surgeon currently practicing at Hinduja Healthcare Surgical, Khar, Mumbai in addition to being a visiting surgeon at Bombay Hospital & Research Centre as well as Raheja Fortis, Mahim. He specializes in hip, knee, trauma and osseointegration surgery. He has a keen interest in Revision Hip and Knee Arthroplasty (Joint Replacements), especial Total/Partial Femur Replacements. He is also a research scholar of the University of Notre Dame, Australia and prominent member of the Osseointegration Group of Australia.
His immediate goal is to introduce Computerized Navigated Surgery and Robotic Osseointegration to India. Being only a handful of surgeons across the world who can perform osseointegration surgery, and the only Indian, the aim is to bring this world-class technique to India where amputees suffer from immense problems.
Dr. Khemka aims to maximize the number of patients, whose lives can be benefitted through his areas of specialization in Orthopaedic Surgery. Till date, he has conducted and assisted over 1000 such patients ranging from 6-month-old child to a British war veteran who was a victim of the landmine in Afghanistan.
He values a standard of care that is dynamic and reflects current evidence-based medicine to optimize outcomes and provide the best of care for patients centered on compassion and respect. He promotes and participates in academic and clinical excellence through continued medical education, research and scientific publications.
Dr. Khemka graduated from Greenlawns High School, Mumbai, India in 2001 and completed his initial years of junior college at Jai Hind College, Mumbai India. He studied medicine at K.J Somaiya Medical College & Research Centre, Mumbai, India from 2003 to 2009. He then pursued his interest in surgical specialties by pursuing clerkships in Cardiothoracic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery and Minimally Invasive Surgery in the United States at prestigious institutions including the Yale-New Haven Medical College & Hospital as well as the Brookdale University Hospital.
Dr. Khemka then joined Indian Orthopaedic Training in 2009 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, KLE University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India and obtained his degree in orthopedics, MS (Orth), in 2012. He then took up Senior/Chief Registrar jobs at various municipal hospitals in Mumbai including The K.B. Bandra Babha Hospital and the J.J. Group of hospitals before joining Global Hospitals as a Senior Fellow in 2013.
Dr. Khemka went on to complete four post specialization fellowships. First, he attended a 3-year Royal Australasian College of Surgeons accredited fellowship overseas in Sydney, Australia with A/Prof Munjed Al Muderisin Lower Limb Arthroplasty, Arthroscopy and Osseointegration at the Norwest Private Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, & the Sydney Adventist Hospitals. At the same time he completed a Doctorate (PhD) in Osseointegration & Novel techniques in Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, Australia.
He then moved to Nijmegen, The Netherlands where he completed a three month fellowship in Cemented Hip Arthroplasty with Prof. Jan Paul Frohlke, Dr. Wim Scheurs, at the Radboud University Hospital & Research Centre which is an Exeter, UK approved centre.
His third post was a 2 year MTI Senior Arthroplasty Fellowship in Revision Hip & Knee Arthroplasty and Sports Injury of the Knee at the Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals with Mr. Raghuraman Narayanasamy, Mr. Verne Jhonson, & Mr. Jose Bunola.