Hyderabad: Arthritis patients can nowheave a sigh of relief as knee and hip transplants can be doneusing a ceramic knee which is scratch resistant. "The knee plant, known as Oxinium Ceramic, is createdthrough a proprietary manufacturing process and is abreakthrough in technology in replacements," Dr A V GuruvaReddy, Managing Director and CEO of Sunshine hospitals andinstitute for Joint Replacements and Dr Mark Syder, designersurgeon from Cincinnati, USA told reporters Thursday.
Younger patients, who were advised to wait fortransplants as the limited life span of traditional cobaltchrome implants, can now undergo surgery with this new kneereplacement, they said. The surgery would cost around Rs 90,000, the doctorssaid adding the joints are available in five centres in India,including Hyderabad. PTI