Pune: The first ever robotic-assisted ‘total knee replacement surgery’ in India was successfully performed at Lokmanya Hospitals, Pune. The surgery was done using the Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio Robotic System, a proven technology, which is used widely in the United States of America.
Knee osteoarthritis not only causes pain and disability, but also takes a huge toll on the entire family and the society at large. Beyond a certain stage (stage II), medicines, physiotherapy and other arthroscopic interventions are not useful in the treatment of arthritis and such patients require total knee replacement as a definitive treatment.
Dr Narendra Vaidya, Managing Director and Chief Joint Replacement Surgeon, Lokmanya Group of Hospitals, Pune, said that this state-of-the-art technology enables the surgeon to replace the knee joint, with precision, preserving the natural knee structure.
“Even after over 100 successful robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee surgeries, we are now proud to launch the robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery, which can be helpful to most of the patients suffering from terminal stage arthritis,” said Vaidya.