Ludhiana: Surgeons get training on robotic knee replacement
Experts said robotic and computer surgeries are the way forward to get better results post- surgeryUpdated: Oct 18, 2020, 23:15 IST
As many as 50 orthopaedic surgeons received hands-on training on robotic knee replacement during a workshop held at a local hospital here on Sunday.
The workshop was inaugurated by Ludhiana mayor Balkar Sandhu in the presence of Dr Hari Om Aggarwal, secretary of Punjab Orthopaedic Association.
Dr Baldev Aulakh, senior urologist and transplant surgeon, said robotic and computer surgeries are the way forward to get better results post- surgery.
Mako Robot is the world’s most widely adopted US-FDA approved robotics arm assisted technology for hip and knee replacements, with more than 1,000 installations, he added .
“Mako Robotic arm assisted surgery helps cut the bone with precision, which gives better results,” said Dr Manmohan Singh, an orthopaedic surgeon. He added that this will help patients lead a normal life for 25 years after knee replacement.
Also, it has shown to significantly reduce post-operative pain, drive faster recovery and quicker discharge and help preserve natural bone and soft tissues, he said.