60-year-old woman gets a ‘golden’ knee after surgery at AIIM
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A 60-year-old woman’s problem knee has been replaced with what doctors call a golden knee at AIIMS. There is no gold in the implant but it’s golden in colour. It’s colbalt chromium with seven layers of special coatings, which act as barrier between the skin and the metal, and wards off allergies and infection.

The patient, who suffered from acute osteoarthritis, had undergone a conventional knee replacement surgery in 2015. She had difficulty walking, and had come to AIIMS with severe pain and pus oozing out from an infected knee. The implant had also loosened because of which her knees were not able to bear her body weight.

Gold knee is one of the best implants as its wear and tear is very low and it also prevents any allergic reaction. It is also capable of taking on extra weight and can withstand corrosive environment strains that all artificial knees are exposed to. The Gold Knee Replacement surgery is about three times more expensive than the conventional one which at AIIMS costs about Rs 1.5 lakh.

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