'Knee-replacement surgery has seen great advances in surgical techniques'
Soft-tissue balancing through computer navigation in total knee replacement surgery (TKR) has revolutionised lives of patients undergoing knee replacement, restoring normal biomechanics of the knee, said Harsimran Singh, director, joint replacement, Fortis Hospital, SAS Nagar.
Singh was addressing people after receiving an appreciation award from the managing director of B Braun Medical India Pvt Ltd, Anand Apte, for reportedly performing the highest number of navigated computer-assisted total knee replacement surgeries in India.
He said, "Knee-replacement surgery has seen commendable advances in terms of surgical techniques and the quality of knee implants. The currently available Zirconium-coated knee implants have a life in excess of 30-35 years in lab studies. The benefits of modern implants are supplemented by the accuracy in surgical technique provided by computer navigation. Computer navigated total knee surgery leaves no margin for error, which is always present in conventional surgical technique."
"Computer-assisted knee surgery uses a computer software programme to calculate angles of knee, enabling the surgeon to conduct surgery with greater accuracy and precision of the tune of 1mm variation," he added.