• 09 December, 2013
    Twin sisters with knee disease operated on same day

    Identical twin sisters, both suffering from the same knee disease which was also diagnosed around the same time nine years ago, underwent surgery on the same day in a Navi Mumbai hospital. The 59-year-old sisters, who could barely walk for a few minutes without support before the surgery, now hope to lead near normal lives. Sisters Swapna Samel and Archana Shingare were diagnosed with knee osteoarthritis, where joints start degenerating, about nine years ago. The pain not only made it difficult for them to walk but soon graduated into a deformity. Both could not straighten their legs fully. Recently, when the sisters visited Fortis Hospital in Vashi and were advised surgery, they agreed to do it only on one condition--that they should be operated upon the same day.

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