Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Can Conquer Osteoarthritis.
Osteoarthritis is a common health problem where the disorder of joints is caused by loss of cartilage
resulting in the development of bony spurs and cysts at the margins of the joints. Beyond a certain
age, medicines, physiotherapy, and other arthroscopic interventions are not useful to treat this.
Henceforth, patients require a total knee replacement as a definitive treatment. Studies have proved
that robotic knee replacement surgeries are more precise, less risky, and result in improved quality of
life. This would offer the patient a huge advantage of immediate recovery.
For Mrs. Shantha Devi, a 78-year-old, who is now able to walk comfortably it is nothing short of a
miracle. Diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both knees, she could barely walk 100 metres at a
stretch. She underwent total knee replacement surgery. At Shantha Devi’s age, surgeries are usually
risky, after considerable planning and preparation, Total knee replacement surgery was done She was
able to walk within three hours after the surgery, was able to climb stairs the next day and was
discharged on day three. Because it was a fast-track surgery, she was able to recover quickly and
resume her routine.
Robotic surgeries are not only more accurate but also safer. Additional benefits include shorter
hospital stays, less blood loss and a reduced risk of post-surgery complications. The patients treated
with this technology can get full movement, including sitting cross-legged and squatting.
In Robotic-assisted surgery, surgeons can cut the bone at accurate angles and balance the soft tissue
around the knee. This helps in achieving better knee alignment too. It also quantifies the tension
around the ligament to help the surgeon decide how much pressure should be applied during surgery.
The shelf life of an implant in a Knee replacement procedure depends on how well the implant is
aligned with the bone.
Robotic Knee Replacement surgery helps immensely in increasing the longevity of the implant and
reduces revision rates. This kind of advancement is also encouraging patients to overcome their fear
and go under the knife to improve their quality of life.
DR. BALARAJU NAIDU. MS (ORTHO), DNB (ORTHO), MNAMS
Fellow in Robotic joint replacement surgery, Modena, Italy.
Fellowship in Hip and Knee replacements Cardiff, United Kingdom.
Fellow in Hip Replacement Surgery, Milan, Italy.
Fellow in Computer Navigation Replacement Surgery, Tubingen, Germany.
Fellow in Peri Prosthetic Fracture Fixation, Lyon, France.
Advance Management Program in Healthcare, ISB – Indian School of Business.
Consultant Robotic Joint Replacement Surgeon.
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