Doctors at Srikara Hospital carried out a Robotics-assisted joint replacement surgery on a 52-years-old Hyderabad-based woman on Friday. Orthopaedic surgeon and CMD of Srikara Hospitals, Dr Akhil Dadi, who operated upon the patient said, “With advanced robotics entering the field of orthopaedics, patients can now receive treatment in a manner similar to day-care surgeries.”
Robotic surgery integrates advanced computer technology with the experience of skilled surgeons. The surgeon uses intuitive robotics assisted controls and intelligence to enable precision and accuracy at the minutest level, which leads to highly desirable results in the patient after the surgery. NAVIO, which is a state of the art technology enables the surgeon to replace only the damaged part of the knee to absolute perfection, saving all the other normal structures of the joint.
Robotics-assisted joint replacement surgery offers the patient a huge advantage of immediate recovery, same or next day discharge and minimal blood loss. It is extremely satisfying for the patients since it preserves all the natural structures of the joint. It is equally beneficial for the young people, who intend to return to their active lifestyle sooner and elderly people who are at risk of undergoing a knee replacement.
“The Robotics-assisted system eliminates the possibilities of human error and ensures perfect alignment, leading to the longevity of the joint implant,” he said.