Ghaziabad, 20th August, 2017: In order to raise awareness about the Total Knee Replacement Max Super specialty Hospital Vaishali organized an ‘Ortho Walkathon’ and also launched Knee Clinic on Sunday 20th August at their campus. The walk started at 8 AM from Max Super Specialty Hospital, Vaishali where Patients who had undergone Total Knee Replacement participated in the Walkathon and walked around for 1km to demonstrate the success of Knee Replacement. The walk was led by more than 100 patients who had undergone the Knee replacement surgery or critical surgeries and their families, Team of Doctors, and hospital Staff. Max Hospital Vaishali has created a centre of excellence of Orthopedics and joint replacement which is the biggest centre of ortho in Ghaziabad. It is divided into 4 sections – Ortho spine, ortho trauma, joint replacement and sports injury. The department is backed by high end OT and technology. At the event Max hospital also launched “Knee Clinic” which would be operational on every 2nd Saturday between 10am-1pm wherein consultation by joint replacement specialists and both knees’ XRAY will be provided for 500Rs only till September.


The Ortho Walkathon was flagged off by Dr. B.S. Murthy, Director & Unit Head - Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgery at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad. The Ortho Walkathon was conducted while explaining the benefit of Total Knee Replacement. Lack of physical work not only physically impacts people but also leads to various diseases. Lifestyle and habits need to be checked to get the right health.

More than 100 patients, who have successfully undergone Knee Replacement Surgery, walked approx 1 Km to create awareness and benefits of Knee replacement and reflect on improved quality of life. Even People who had undergone critical surgeries also participated and shared their experiences. The Event was followed by a Health Talk by Dr. BS Murthy (Director & Unit Head - Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgery at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali,  Ghaziabad). Dr. B.S. Murthy has an experience of 26 years in joint replacement surgery with thousands of successful knee replacements & hip replacements to his credit.


At the occasion Dr. B.S. Murthy, Director & Unit Head - Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgery at Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, Ghaziabad said “Total Knee Replacement is completely safe and painless surgery where patients can resume their normal lives in a week’s time. The Purpose of this event is to create a mass level awareness about positives of this surgery. There is a bit of apprehension among people about Knee replacement which we want to remove. As a Leading healthcare provider it is our responsibility to guide and advise the citizens with correct information. For the same purpose we have invited over 100 patients; who have been successfully treated by us and are leading a completely normal life after the replacement to take a walk and showcase everyone about the benefits of the surgery. This surgery has not only revived their lives but also has given them a better quality of life”.  

According to a research, 90 percent of people who have a knee replacement have a lot less pain. Most of these people are able to perform daily activities and stay active. In many cases, they’re able to resume activities like golf and walking that their arthritic pain made them give up years ago.


A participant of Walkathon who is a housewife said, Due to knee pain my life had become miserable and I could not do any work. Going to the washroom itself was painful and a mammoth task. I had heard a lot about Knee replacement surgery but a lot of my friends told me that the surgery is risky but my pain was unbearable and beyond control. So I decided to give a try to Knee Replacement Surgery and met the highly skilled team of Max Hospital Vaishali. It was a painless surgery and I went to my normal life within 5 days of the surgery. It has been 1 month since my surgery was done. I feel full of energy now. I tell my friends not to believe in such rumors and have convinced 3 friends of mine to undertake the surgery.

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