@ Vikash Sharma | Sr Journalist
New Delhi: To address the growing orthopaedic burden in the country by leveraging medical technology, the CK Birla Hospital ® launched India’s first fully active robotic M.I.S. knee replacement program at their Punjabi Bagh facility. The state-of-the-art robot system is the most advanced surgical equipment capable of 3D pre-planning, accurate assessment of deformities and precise surgical results for exceptional patient outcomes.
Robotic knee replacement surgery involves removal of the damaged tissue of the knee joint and replacing it with an artificial joint. More than 2.5 lakh people undergo total knee replacement surgery in India every year. This number has increased almost 3 times as compared to 5 years ago. The advancement in technology such as fully active robotic system coupled with minimally invasive surgical (MIS) technique is a breakthrough to perform the procedure more safely and efficiently with minimal blood loss and lower revision rate.
*Dr Ashwani Maichand, Department of Orthopaedics at the CK Birla Hospital ®, Delhi said*, ” Compared to the traditional methods, this fully active robot offers immense benefits in the area of knee replacement surgery. For the 1st time in India, we are connecting M.I.S. technique with robotics technology. It is user-friendly and flexible and offers precision and safety. For patients, this advanced technology provides exceptional outcomes, minimal infection risk, quicker recovery time and less pain. Patients are able to walk within hours after surgery. It is a life-long solution for patients with joint problems.”
*Speaking at the launch, Mr. Vipul Jain, Chief Business Officer, CK Birla Hospital®, said*, “We are delighted to be India’s first to introduce this technology for knee replacement. This is a testimony of our commitment to achieve the goal of providing global standards of healthcare by using advanced medical innovations and techniques for our patients. In the last few years, there has been an exponential rise in the number of joint replacement surgeries in India. We have launched this ultramodern and minimally invasive technology to ensure better care for our patients through improved diagnosis and precise results.”