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Saina undergoes knee surgery

Saina undergoes knee surgery
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The arthroscopic surgery was performed on Saturday morning, after which Saina was now recuperating in her hospital room, he added.She was operated upon by Dinshaw Pardiwala, head, Centre for Sports Medicine and Director, Arthroscopy and Shoulder Service, Narain said.

Mumbai:Saina Nehwal underwent surgery on her right knee at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital (KDAH), a top official said here on Saturday. She is likely to remain off the badminton courts for at least four months.

She had sustained an intra-articular (inside the joint) injury to her right knee. A small fragment of bone had separated from her knee cap bone (patella). This displaced fragment was causing her impingement and pain,” KDAH Executive Director Ram Narain said.

The arthroscopic surgery was performed on Saturday morning, after which Saina was now recuperating in her hospital room, he added.She was operated upon by Dinshaw Pardiwala, head, Centre for Sports Medicine and Director, Arthroscopy and Shoulder Service, Narain said.

Pardiwala performed the surgery for correcting what was diagnosed on Friday as "right knee infrapatellar spur displaced fracture with patellar tendon impingement".‘After the surgery,’ Saina, 26, tweeted and posted a rosy, cheerful smiley, indicating her present condition after she was shifted to her room.

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