Age 100 Plus No Bar to Hip Replacement.Total Hip Replace was done on Centenarian at Hunjan Hospital Ludhiana
A team at the Hunjan Hospital including Dr BS Hunjan and Dr Jaiveer Hunjan successfully done the procedure on 105 years old patient. Dr Hunjan said that nearly one out of two centenarians are still living independently, but they are also at the highest risk of fractures due to osteoporosis. However, there have been very few studies of the effectiveness of joint replacement surgeries in people over 90 years old. With hip-replacement numbers on the rise and an aging population.An estimated 70000 hip/knee replacements are performed every year in the India, primarily in people between 60 and 80 years old. Dr Jaiveer Hunjan reported that doctors and their centenarian patients are often reluctant to risk a hip or knee surgery solely because of age. However, the study results indicate that the decision to perform the surgery should not rest on the question of age.The researchers also found that hip-replacement surgery was less risky for centenarians than many other surgeries.