Apollo launches new robotic knee replacement programme

November 26, 2020 0 By FM

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore, has launched India’s first-of-a-kind knee replacement programme that harnesses advanced robotic technology to offer specialized partial and total knee replacement care while addressing the risks pertaining to the current COVID-19 situation.

With the use of next-generation robotics, the surgery only requires small incisions, decreasing the loss of blood and pain, and most importantly, giving the patients a shorter hospital stay. Apollo’s new programme utilises NAVIO surgical system and also provides home-based diagnostic tests and assessments. It also offers 24/7 consultations via an app and post-surgical home care for the patients.

The NAVIO system eliminates the need for CT scans by using an advanced computer programme to collect anatomic and alignment information about the patient’s knee. Once captured, this information is used to build a precise, computer-rendered 3D model of the knee that the surgeon will use to plan the surgery. Precision in bone cutting and better position of the implant with alignment gives a near-normal knee motion for both total and partial knee replacement. Post-surgery care and monitoring will be provided by Apollo’s group of trained nursing professionals, at the comfort of the patient’s home.

“ The NAVIO surgical system is highly reliable and used in over 500 centers worldwide. One of the major advantages of using robotic technology for total or partial knee replacement surgery is that smaller incisions imply lesser pain and also quick recovery which is definitely the need of the hour in ortho care. The idea here is to ensure that the patients recover quickly and return to normalcy. Recovery is rapid, with lesser hospitalization, faster mobilization and rehabilitation,” commented Dr Sanjay Pai, Sr Consultant, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Apollo Specialty Hospitals.