About Us


Dr Hardeep Singh Santokh, is a well-known trained orthopaedic surgeon working in Santokh Hospital, Chandigarh. He has worked at Fortis Hospital, Mohali in Joint Replacement Unit, and assisted over 800 knee and hip replacements and followed them up. He is a renowned joint replacement surgeon, with many year experience of doing various bone and joint surgeries including hip and knee replacements surgeries.
He was Senior Resident in Department of Orthopaedics, Dayanand Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana. Which is a high turnover centre, catering to Joint replacement, trauma and spine surgeries. He has actively taken part in organizing and executing “Operation Walk, Maryland, USA” a joint replacement camp conducted by a team of doctors for USA at DMCH.
He was an integral part of Joint replacement camp organized as a 50 year celebration of DMCH, spanning over a month's time. During both these camps he has assisted and performed more than 450 knee and hip replacements jointly with other Consultants.


The leading bone and joint centre in Chandigarh INDIA

Santokh Hospital is the premiere bone and joint replacement center in Chandigarh offering a complete range of procedures and treatments to address hip and knee joint problems.

Overview of the Structure

Joint replacement is a life changing procedure designed to dramatically change the lifestyle of patients suffering from pain related to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joints to surgery. Our experience in joint replacement extends beyond the technical parts to include:
Perfect patient/procedure selection.
After care packages.
Complete financial packages to put our patients and families at rest.
A normal knee consists of two bone ends protected by cartilage, and enclosed in a joint capsule filled with viscous synovial fluid for lubrication, ensuring smooth, painless movement. As the knee bone begins to erode, the physiological changes that take place in and around the joint cause severe pain. The reason being, cartilage, unlike other tissue cells, is not replaced once damaged, leading to coarse, tender movement. Without this layer of protection, bones get in contact and cause friction, which causes erosion and ultimately culminating in deterioration.Furthermore, as cartilage and bone erode, the joint capsule becomes inflamed resulting in the formation of scar tissue.

Why Joint Replacement:

The most commonly quoted reason for joint replacement is excessive pain, which remains unresponsive to conservative treatment methods such as medication and physiotherapy. At our Chandigarh joint and bone centre, our knee specialist is bent on achieving a single, unified mission: To help our patients achieve a better quality of life by providing specialised treatment to treat their condition. With our treatments our patients enjoy:
Healthier limbs
Improved joint movement and general mobility
Healthier bones
Independent movement
Return to natural leg shape

Artificial Replacements:

The Process In artificial replacement, the knee specialist slices off a thin layer of eroded bone from the surface and replaces it with two artificial metal surfaces separated by polyethylene to minimize friction. At our centre in Chandigarh, an in-house knee specialist performs the surgery depending on your condition.

Full Flexion Knee

Recent advancements in replacement surgery have made it possible for patients to fully flex their post-operative knee; a task previously unfeasible. This greatly increases mobility and allows for patients to return to their expected activity level and also sit cross legged.

Surgical Complications

Complications from replacement are similar to those from any routine surgery. We take careful precautions to minimize the risk of postoperative complications, and provide you with the most complete care.
Our joint and knee specialist prescribes the necessary antibiotics, while providing a sterile environment to reduce the risk of infection. Patients at our centre are also given anticoagulants to prevent thrombosis, where blood clots start forming in the circulatory system.

Blood Transfusion

In some cases, a joint or knee specialist may recommend blood transfusion after the operation. Which can be precured from any of the Government Blood Banks in the City with ease.