Sakra World Hospital launches unique robotic knee replacement technology
Bengaluru/IBNS: Sakra World Hospital, one of the leading healthcare providers in Bengaluru and India’s first FDI hospital, recently announced that it has introduced an advanced robotic knee replacement technology that is set to empower orthopedic surgeons.
Named CUVIS Joint, according to the hospital, it is the world's first fully active robotic knee replacement system, with the help of which surgeons can now plan the knee replacement days before they enter the operation theatre to actually conduct the procedure, the hospital said in a release.
Manufactured by Curexo, a South Korean firm and marketed and sold by Meril Healthcare in India, CUVIS Joint was launched by Chief Minister of Karnataka, BS Yediyurappa, and Dr Shivaraj Kumar, a popular Kannada film actor.
Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa said, “I congratulate Sakra World Hospital and Dr Chandrashekar P on acquiring this technology and wish them good luck. I am sure that this will help the people in India and abroad, especially during the pandemic and social distancing. The minimal human intervention will make it a win-win situation for both the patients and healthcare providers.”
Dr Chandrasekhar P, Senior Consultant & Head – Department of Orthopaedics, Sakra World Hospital with an experience of conducting 5,000 successful knee replacement surgeries and one of the key global opinion leaders behind the development of CUVIS fully active robotic system explained how the system worked.
He said, "While using this robotic knee replacement technology, we first conduct a CT scan before the surgery. The images from the CT scan are loaded in the robotic software. The surgeon sits with the software and prepares the 3D anatomy of the patient's knee joint and prepares the surgical plan that shows how the implantable knee would look like side to side, front to front and oblique direction. Even before the surgery starts, the planning is done.”
“Once the surgeon enters the operation theatre, the CT landmarks are already loaded in this software and the surgery can be conducted smoothly. This robotic software allows three stage planning: pre-operative plan, plan during the procedure and post-operative plan which shows if the surgery has been done as per the plan and whether the same anatomy has been depicted and perfectly performed," he said.
Echoing Dr Chandrashekhar’s words, Mr Takashi Maki, Managing Director – Sakra World Hospital said, “The impeccable precision of CUVIS Joint walks hand in hand with uncompromising dedication and flawless care and service offered by Sakra World Hospital."
Manish Deshmukh, Head of Marketing and Technical at Meril Healthcare Pvt Ltd said, "We, at Meril, are really looking forward to adding this new dimension of technological advancement in the field of joint replacement and achieving new heights with our impeccable association with Sakra World Hospital and Dr. Chandrashekar P."