Rajasthan’s first robotic technology center for joint replacements
All over the world manual technique in joint replacements is being replaced by highly precise and accurate robotic technology for knee and hip replacements. In USA there are more than 400 robots for joint replacements while in India there are only 4. The first robot for joint replacements in Rajasthan and Central India has been
launched by Anoop Jhurani, Director, Joint replacement services, Fortis Hospital, Jaipur. “Robotic joint replacements will bring our center at par with any one in the world with respect to quality, accuracy and precision of partial and total knee replacements”. Said Dr. Jhurani, who has the experience of performing more then 6000 joint replacements has been serving Rajasthan’s Patients for last 12 years.
Accurate alignment and perfect ligament balancing are crucial to give long lasting satisfactory results to patient undergoing knee or hip replacements. Incorrect alignment can lead to abnormal wear, early mechanical loosening of new implanted prosthesis and pattelofemoral problems. The manual surgical technique involves bone cut and soft tissue balancing. During the surgery bone cuts are typically performed with reference to anatomical landmarks and available implant geometry which can give an error of +/- 3 Degree in all three axis of joint. A functional joint replacement has to be well aligned, which implies that it should be along the mechanical axis and in correct axial and rotational planes of the joint.
Latest advanced Robotic Arm Technique for Joint Replacement.
The latest advance for more precise surgery and better results is robotic technology for joint replacements. Robotic arm technology is used to customize joint replacement surgery to patient’s unique anatomy, which means newly replaced joint will fit more precisely and less or no damage to healthy part of joint that it would with manual surgery.
3D Morphing & mapping of knee data on the Robot & accurate robotic assisted knee replacement.
The main advantages of robotic hip and knee replacements are:
1. Highly accurate and reproducible partial knee replacements.
2. 3D morphing and mapping of knee data on the robot and accurate robotic assisted knee replacement.
3. Faster recovery and less blood loss.
4. The potential for better long term function of joint.