High-performance knee replacement with Robotics
In today’s day and age, technology is an integral part of life. Humans have progressed by leaps and bounds since the advent of modern technology, especially in the last 20 years. Life today is not only unimaginable without the tech that surrounds us, but would almost be detrimental to live without it.
One of the biggest benefit of this boom has been seen the healthcare industry. With advanced technology penetrating the healthcare industry, doctors and patients have seen a massive improvement in the outcomes in the treatment of diseases.
One such example is the use of robotics. In the past 5 years, the use of robotics has been on a steady rise in the treatment of diseases like osteoarthritis of the knee. Robotic Knee Replacement can be easily dubbed as “High-Performance Knee Replacement”.
Robotic knee replacement has many benefits over traditional knee replacement. The robotics assistance ensures the perfect execution of the customised plan. This leads to improved ligament balance of the knee which reduces pain and helps the patient in recovering faster and better. Patients operated through robotics are also able to perform high demand activities like cycling, jogging, play sports like tennis and golf without any discomfort as compared to traditional surgery.
With lightning-fast research and development, robotics has already seen several updates in the last couple of years. Today, a surgeon does not have to use most of the traditional instruments that were usually required. The diseased bone is removed using a high-speed Bur which is robotically controlled and ensures perfect accuracy while doing the surgery.
At Fortis Hospitals, we use the NAVIO Robotic Surgical System for both Total and Partial Knee Replacement. With Robotic knee replacement, we can create a precise image of the knee, using a robotic hand-piece and relay information to an advanced computer program, in the operating room. The process creates a 3-D model of that joint on the surgical table, eliminating the need for a CT scan or MRI before the operation. It allows us to create a patient-specific plan in the Operating Room and the confidence to execute with robotic precision.
It is absolutely a great feeling to help patients get back to their normal and active lives. For us at Fortis, it is always patients first. One must never stop moving.
“Some of my patients have high expectations after surgery. They want to continue sitting on the floor for activities like praying and they are comfortable doing it today after undergoing robotic knee replacements. Even everyday activities like driving are easier for patients being treated with robotics” – Dr. Sanjeev Mahajan