For 65 year old patient, being able to stand & walk after many years is nothing short of a ‘miracle’. Diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis in both knees, she was severely incapacitated and bed ridden from last 3 years due to excruciating pain while walking and performing daily activities. She could barely walk 100 mts at a stretch, until she underwent computer-assisted total navigated knee replacement surgery at Metro Hospital, Faridabad.
Dr. (Wg Cdr.) V.K Gupta VSM told us that patient was operated with bilateral total knee replacement for the first time with pin less computer assisted navigation technology. This technique of Knee replacement has become benchmark world over as it gives precise bone cuts, virtual mechanical axis plotting on table with size & rotation estimation. It leads to excellent clinical outcome with better range of motion, higher longevity of implant & reduced revision rate due to malalignment.
Dr. Kumar Anupam from Dr. V.K Gupta team added that the recently published 10 year data from Norwegian and Australian joint registries have reported favorable outcomes with navigated TKR. The latest articular mounting system from Stryker, USA is more patient friendly as they are mounted on those unhealthy part of joint which are supposed to be removed during surgery. Other prevalent systems have separate pins which need to be implanted over normal shin and thigh bone which have reported risks of fracture thereby making the present technique more safer.
“Computer-assisted surgeries are not only more accurate but also safer. Additional benefits include shorter hospital stays, less blood loss and a reduced risk of post-surgery complications,” says Dr. S.S. Bansal, sr. Interventional cardiologist, and Managing director of Metro Hospital Faridabad.