Rare type of knee surgery performed
Sixteen years ago, Luxmi Manohar was diagnosed with having giant cell tumour in her knee which was benign and it was treated with curettage and cementation. It essentially meant that after the tumour was removed, the area with defect was filled with cement that emitted enough heat to destroy tumour cells.

After a successful surgery, Manohar went back to her normal life till two years ago, but was diagnosed with severe arthritis in her knee joints. However, unlike other arthritis cases where the solution would have been a regular knee replacement, the doctors were in a fix as to how to do a knee replacement where there was a cement filling. That was when the doctors at Apollo came up with the idea of a conventional prostheses with navigation assistance.