Patiala, March 19, 2015: As many as 150 doctors from region attended a Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), Mohali continuing education program (CME) on ‘Robotic knee replacements –the future of orthopedic surgeries in India’ at Rajindra Medical College & Hospital, Patiala today. Experts from MSSH spoke about total knee and hip arthroplasty which was being become an innovative surgical treatment option for patients who suffered from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint diseases. Interestingly it was powered by the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RAIOS), which allowed surgeons to achieve consistently reproducible precision in total joint replacement.
Speaking during occasion, Dr. Manuj Wadhwa, Director & Head, Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics & Joint Replacement at MSSH, Mohali said that now with robotic arm , there was no need to replace the entire knee. The amazing precision of RAIOS and innovative enabling designs of multi compartmental knee system together would focus purely on restoring the natural knee which was freed from the confines of conventional instrumentation.”
“The next evolution of knee replacement was here. It delivered beautiful results to a vast and growing patient population suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee. The system has tactile technology with 3-D visualization for controlled resurfacing within the pre-defined planned resection volume. Achieving optimal cup placement could be one of the most challenging aspects of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and mal-positioned cups could lead to occurrence of many significant complications.”
Talking about accurate leg length restoration while using Robotic arm, he said that leg length discrepancy was one of the most common reasons for dissatisfaction amongst patients following THA. However THA would provide improved leg length precision, he asserted.
Clinical studies show that leg length discrepancies of 5mm or more were easily perceived by patients. This could result in discomfort or even walking complications. Accurate leg length and cup position could be difficult to accomplish with only alignment guides or visual assessment.
Targeted to resurface the patient-specific disease state, this new technology assisted the surgeon in achieving natural knee kinematics (tracking) and optimal results at a level of precision, remarked Dr. Wadhawa.
Advantage of Robotic Arm surgery:
•Patients Feel More Normal
•Better Range of Motion
•Much Less Pain than Total Knee Arthroplasty
•Can use Very Small Incisions
•Return to Work Faster
•Tolerated Better by Older, Less Healthy
•Faster, Easier Recovery & Less Rehab