Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, implanted Anthem Knee Replacement System suitable for Indian ethnicity for the first time in Bangalore. Smith & Nephew, a leading medical technology and equipment organization, introduced this path breaking Anthem Total Knee Replacement system for the first time in Bangalore at Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road.
Smith & Nephew supports healthcare professionals in their daily efforts to improve the lives of patients. This is done by taking a pioneering approach to the design of products and services, by striving to secure wide access to diverse technologies for more customers globally, and enable better outcomes for patients and healthcare systems. Anthem total knee come at a nominal cost having similar features as compared to other brands available in the market.
Speaking on this, Dr. J. V. Srinivas, Senior Consultant, Orthopedics Fortis Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, “Anthem Total Knee Replacement system will give much needed relief to the patient undergoing the knee replacement. Mostly people complain of pain even after the replacement. This pain is due to either overhang, which occurs when the implant is bigger than the bone surface. It may impinge upon the soft tissues surrounding the knee joint causing pain. Likewise underhang occurs when the implant does not cover all the exposed cut bone. The fitment of Anthem Total Knee Replacement with Indian knee sizes will completely rule out either of the condition. ”
Most of the total knee replacement systems are based upon the anatomy of only one ethnicity and are likely to force undesirable compromises in implant shape and fit. However knee sizes vary in different ethnic groups. Anthem Total Knee Replacement system has been specially designed for the anatomic fitment with Indian knee sizes. It will drastically reduce the complications faced by patients due to mismatch in implant. Patients will have complete painless rehabilitation.
Fortis has welcomed this new technology as it has been designed to deliver improved value for those undergoing medical care with a goal to make total knee replacement more accessible, more affordable and more appropriate without compromising on quality, functional outcome, or implant longevity.
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