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Bengaluru, October 22, 2021: Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, undertook a distinctive approach to acknowledge and celebrate the journey of patients and their caregivers who have successfully recovered from Total Knee Replacement Surgery.
A series of activities were held for the patients who had undergone Total Knee Replacement over the past 6 months as part of Aasha, a patient support group program initiated by Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road Bangalore.
Around 30 patients who have successfully undergone TKR surgery at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road came together to share their treatment journey experiences and the role of their families, who stood like a pillar for them. On the platform of Aasha- a new beginning to a pain-free life, doctors shared their insights on FAQs on Total Knee Replacement surgeries and highlighted on leading a pain-free life post the surgery. A physiotherapy session followed the event and some fun-filled games and activities to educate patients on staying active to keep their knees healthy.
The first session of Aasha, was conducted on World Cancer Day (February 4) to acknowledge the spirit of cancer survivors. The program was not active since then, considering the second wave of Covid-19.
Dr. Narayan Hulse, Director Department of Orthopaedics, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to see our patients successfully recovered and leading a normal and a completely pain-free life after undergoing TKR. We have seen patients and their caregivers sceptical initially to consider TKR; however, after proper counseling, they have understood the benefits and are now leading a healthy life. We hope to have more such sessions as it helps us see our patients happy with our life-changing surgeries.”
Dr. Mohan Puttaswamy, Senior consultant – Reconstructive Orthopedic surgeon, expressed, “It gives us great happiness and satisfaction to interact with our patients and be part of their recovery. We hardly ever get to meet our patients as a collective and hear from them all. Aashaa has been a great platform in that regard and gives that extra incentive to work harder, making people’s lives better.”
About Fortis Healthcare
Fortis Healthcare Limited – an IHH Healthcare Group Company – is a leading integrated healthcare services provider in India. It is one of the largest healthcare organisations in the country with 36 healthcare facilities (including projects under development), 4000 operational beds and over 400 diagnostics centres (including JVs). Fortis is present in India, United Arab Emirates (UAE) & Sri Lanka. The Company is listed on the BSE Ltd and National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India. It draws strength from its partnership with global major and parent company, IHH, to build upon its culture of world-class patient care and superlative clinical excellence. Fortis employs 23,000 people (including SRL) who share its vision of becoming the world’s most trusted healthcare network. Fortis offers a full spectrum of integrated healthcare services ranging from clinics to quaternary care facilities and a wide range of ancillary services.