Robotics-assisted joint replacement surgery helps to to operate with enhanced precision even during the most complex procedures and difficult cases
Doctors at the Upasani Super Speciality Hospital in Mumbai performed two back-to-back successful robotics-assisted total knee replacement surgery on a 65-year-old Kanchan Patil with severe knee pain for the last five years. These surgeries were done using the NAVIO PFS Robotics surgical system, the latest advanced generation Robotic intervention in joint replacement (developed in the US) and to the delight of the family, enabled the patient to walk without significant pain within four hours of the surgery itself.
Robotics-assisted joint replacement surgery has many definitive benefits over traditional joint replacement surgery: It enables the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision even during the most complex procedures and difficult cases. Enhanced precision and lesser bone removal leads to less blood loss, painless, faster and better post-operative outcomes for the patient. “Robotics assisted joint replacement is at a much higher pedestal than traditional joint replacement surgery”, says Dr Tejas Upasani, renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon and Head of Orthopaedics at Upasani Super Speciality Hospital.
“The NAVIO Robotics-assisted system reduces the possibilities of human error and ensures perfect alignment, leading to the longevity of the joint implant. Though this is a high end technology in our hospital, we have chosen to not make it expensive – so that more patients will be able to benefit from this,” confirms Dr Upasani.
Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement Centre at Upasani Super Speciality Hospital was inaugurated at the hands of chief guest actor Atul Kulkarni.
Kulkarni said, “This significant change in the medical sector has enhanced the lives of people, it is the science to prove that the progress made in medical science and new facilities and equipment helps in diagnosing bigger diseases.”
Using robot-assisted surgery helps to prevent human error as well as gives best results to the patient, after the surgery same day the patient can walk more confidently, also gets discharged within three days which results in minimum hospital stay, reduces the use of painkiller medicines, no need of physiotherapy. Overall, robotics has become a boon for patients.
The robotic-assisted system is set up by the initiative of Dr Upasani, Orthopedic and Dr Vinod Lahiri, Head of department of Seth GS Medical College.