For the first time of its kind in the Sultanate, the Khawla Hospital has recently performed a successful partial knee replacement.
The patient has been suffering from knee pain since years. The required medical tests and x-ray showed that he has osteoarthritis (knee friction) which is one of the common diseases in the Sultanate.
After exhausting the whole non-surgical treatments, a medical team from the Hospital headed by Dr. Suwailim al-Ghanami, orthopedic and joints surgeon, performed a 90-minute successful partial knee replacement.
Regarding the operation, Dr. al-Ghanami stated “knee friction is one of the common diseases in the Sultanate. In this case, the physician recommends to perform total knee replacement (TKR), if non-surgical treatment and physiotherapy was exhausted”.
Dr. al-Ghanami also stressed that the partial knee replacement is the ideal choice for some of the knee friction patients. He also added that, in such operations the patient should not have rheumatism, psoriasis, as well as no knee stiffness. The patient will not stay in the hospital more that two-day after the operation, while in case of (TKR) the patient may stay more than five-day.
He continued that “two types of this operations had been successfully performed and both patient enjoyed good health”.