The shadow of COVID-19 continues to cast its pall over the world, with Avascular Necrosis (AVN) emerging as a dark new chapter in the saga. AVN, characterized by the death of bone tissue due to a lack of blood supply, has been increasingly reported amongst post-COVID patients. Wockhardt Hospitals in Mumbai Central has risen to the challenge by pioneering efforts in diagnosing and treating this condition.
Two cases that stand out are those of Mr. Dhananjay Vasant Wagaskar and Ms. Ragini Yadav, who both experienced acute hip pain. MRI Imaging was instrumental in diagnosing both patients with AVN of the hip, despite Ms. Yadav not having a documented history of COVID-19.
Dr. Mudit Khanna, Senior Consultant and Orthopaedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon at Wockhardt Hospitals, has stressed the importance of early detection through MRI scans, as X-Rays often fail to show abnormalities in the early stages of AVN.
In cases where AVN is diagnosed at a more advanced stage, Total Hip Replacement Surgery has proven to be a life-altering procedure. The surgery involves the replacement of the damaged hip joint with an artificial one made from metal, plastic, or ceramic components. This procedure is not only effective in alleviating pain but also crucial in restoring mobility. At Wockhardt Hospitals, this surgery is performed with precision and care, enabling patients to regain their active lifestyles swiftly.
Wockhardt Hospitals continues to be at the forefront of healthcare innovation, addressing the ever-evolving challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Through dedication to early diagnosis and cutting-edge treatment options, it is offering patients a fighting chance against the looming shadow of Avascular Necrosis.