Football legend, Diego Maradona‘s surgeon has mentioned he wants to have artificial knees if he is to carry on walking.
German Ochoa confirmed the retired participant has extreme arthritis in each knees after Diego was seen in a video this week struggling to stroll with the assist of right-hand man Luis Campos at the coaching floor of the Mexican second division membership he now manages.
He mentioned knee substitute surgical procedure is the solely long-term choice for the Argentine legend.
In accordance to Mail On-line, the Colombian medic operated on the 58-year-old in 2004 and noticed him once more earlier than the World Cup when he injected a gel-like fluid into his knee joints to ease his ache.
He advised Argentinian information web site Todo Noticias: ‘Maradona has extreme arthritis in each his knees and has no cartilage left.
‘The bones rub collectively. It is a major problem as a result of it causes him lots of ache and swelling and makes it tough for him to transfer.
‘Maradona is aware of the answer is an operation and protheses in each knees.
‘He has to take a choice on knee substitute surgical procedure in the quick or medium time period.
Claiming a genicular nerve block, which makes use of anaesthetic to interrupt ache indicators despatched to the mind, would solely ease the former footballer’s discomfort briefly, he added: ‘There is no answer for arthritis. It leads to a complete and progressive destruction of the cartilage and if it isn’t handled, it will get worse. That is why knee substitute surgical procedure is wanted.
‘Diego will not be left unable to stroll, it isn’t going to get to that stage. Technological advances means there are answers these days.
‘However the most clever means of reaching an answer is to function on his knees. First one after which the different. Diego is aware of it as a result of we have spoken about it many instances.
Aides added that after footage of Maradona struggling to stroll emerged that he was struggling the penalties of his insistence on becoming a member of his squad in a casual coaching session and performing like he was nonetheless an lively footballer.