The Robotic Assisted Joint replacement system is a recent advancement in the field of Knee replacement surgery. Every procedure has an individual based planning based on unique anatomy of a person. The system helps the surgeon to achieve precise positioning of the implants with high grade of precision during surgery. This level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel and longevity of the knee implant and joint. Robotic assisted technology includes planning through an advanced computer program where before surgery the computer scans and relays precise information about the patient’s knee joint to a robotics-assisted arm. By using this patient-specific information, the computer establishes boundaries for the robotics-assisted arm, so that the surgeon can balance the Knee joint and position the prosthesis with greater precision which is of paramount importance in longevity (life) of the prosthesisRobotic-assisted procedures definitely have some inherent advantages over interventions done purely manually as human eye can never be so perfect in doing measurements and always there will be a chance of error. At the same time machine alone can’t take decision about the approach to treat the problem therefore an expert and skilled surgeon brain and technology combination can give the best possible results and as expected Robotic assisted replacement surgeries have definite advantages.

Benefits of Robotic Assisted joint replacement procedures:

  • More accuracy and safety
  • Less blood loss
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Faster recovery and smaller length of stay at the hospital
  • Better functional and radiological outcomes
  • Happy post treatment lifestyle
  • As only the dieased bone is removed and resurfaced and there is no extensive bone cutting, Ligaments are retained patellar bone is also retained so there is more natural feel and day to day activites. Leading to better accectance and patient satisfaction
  • No requirement of rigorous post-operative physiotherapy and rest so rehabilitation is also not very prolonged and cumbersome.

The first ever Robotic-assisted Partial knee replacement surgery (Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty) in India was successfully performed at Lokmanya Hospitals, Pune, using Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio Robotic System, a proven technology for its benefits in the USA. This was followed by the first ever in India and one of the first in the World outside USA Robotic assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty performed by Dr. Narendra Vaidya at Lokmanya Hospitals in March 2017.
Lokmanya, the largest Orthopedic focused chain of hospitals in Western India, being one of the leader in Joint Replacement Surgery, has been honored to become one of the first hospital outside the USA to launch this technology for the benefit of thousands of patients with joint pain due to various reasons.

Lokmanya Advantages:

  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Highly Experienced and Skilled Surgeons
  • Modular Operation Theaters
  • Day Care Surgery
  • Minimal Blood Loss
  • Speedy Recovery
  • Minimal Postoperative Pain
  • Holistic Approach for Post Operative Rehabilitation and Patient Satisfaction

Dr. NV Vaidya & His Team

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