India: New Robotic Technology for Knee-Replacement Surgery

A new robotic technology is now available in Delhi for minimally invasive knee-replacement surgery. Robotic knee replacement surgery involves removal of the damaged tissue of the knee joint and replacing it with an artificial joint.

The advancement in the technology such as fully active robotic system coupled with minimally invasive surgical (MIS) technique is a breakthrough to perform the procedure more safely and efficiently with minimal blood loss and lower revision rate.

The CK Birla Hospital in the Capital has launched a fully-active robotic MIS knee replacement program at its Punjabi Bagh facility. The state-of-the-art robot system is the most advanced surgical equipment capable of 3D pre-planning, accurate assessment of deformities and precise surgical results for exceptional patient outcomes.

Talking about the fully active robotic MIS knee replacement program, Dr. Ashwani Maichand, Department of Orthopedics at the CK Birla Hospital, Delhi said compared to the traditional methods, this fully active robot offers immense benefits in the area of knee replacement surgery.

“We are connecting MIS technique with robotics technology. It is user-friendly and flexible and offers precision and safety. For patients, this advanced technology provides exceptional outcomes, minimal infection risk, quicker recovery time and less pain. Patients are able to walk within hours after surgery. It is a life-long solution for patients with joint problems,” Dr. Maichand said.

Airing his views on the fully-active robotic MIS knee replacement program, Vipul Jain, Chief Business Officer, CK Birla Hospital, said, “In the last few years, there has been an exponential rise in the number of joint replacement surgeries in India. We have launched this ultramodern and minimally invasive technology to ensure better care for our patients through improved diagnosis and precise results.”