Thursday, November 30, 2023

An Octogenarian Gets Mobility With Robotic Precision: Narayana Health City Performs 100 Robotic Knee Surgeries In Two Months

·         Of 100 patients treated, 53 % were female and a significant 87% were over the age of 60 years

Mrs. Nagma (name changed), an 82-year-old patient who had been immobile for nearly ten years due to severe knee arthritis, discovered a renewed sense of freedom at Narayana Health City in Bengaluru. Through a groundbreaking robotic knee surgery conducted by a highly skilled team of doctors, she regained her mobility. This remarkable success story represents just one among the 100 cases of robotic knee replacements performed within a span of just two months by the exceptional orthopedic team at Narayana Health City.

“Robotic knee replacement has almost given me a new life," said Mrs. Nagma, echoing the sentiments of numerous patients who have benefitted from this cutting-edge procedure. Looking at my advanced age & the fact that I suffer from diabetes, I was very much concerned about the recovery process. But the precision, technology, and doctors’ passion for restoring my mobility amazed me. The scar is minimal and the doctor made me walk the same day itself, which surprised me" said Mrs Nagma.

Robotic Knee Replacement surgeries have emerged as a preferred choice for patients seeking a more precise and advanced solution for knee problems. Narayana Health City’s data from the last two months underpins the growing popularity of this procedure amongst patients.  During this time frame, 100 total knee replacement (TKR) procedures were done using robotic technology. Out of these, 53% patients were females and a significant 87% were over the age of 60 years, underscoring the growing popularity of this technology across demographics.

The Hospital’s adoption of advanced robotic knee replacement technology offers a new paradigm of care. Compared to conventional procedures, Robotic Knee surgery is more accurate due to the level of precision it offers which is beyond the natural ability of the human eye. This allows for accurate implant positioning and personalization. Robotic-assisted surgery uses minimally-invasive incisions making the procedure safer as there is less tissue damage. This also results in less scarring, a lower risk of infection, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery. Overall, doctors at Narayana Health City have recorded a remarkable success rate with Robotic Knee Replacements.  Also, Patients with comorbidities have benefitted from a safer option, same-day mobility, and minimal blood loss which has contributed to greater patient satisfaction.

Emphasizing the transformative nature of innovation, Professor. Arun Ranganathan, Senior Consultant for Orthopedics, Spine and Trauma at Narayana Health City said, “Empowering patients with precision and pioneering advancements in orthopedic care is not just a duty—it's a passion. In the realm of robotic knee replacement at Narayana Health City, we don't just mend joints, we restore lives."

"Every innovation is a step towards a future where mobility knows no bounds. Our dedication to pioneering advancements in orthopedic care is unwavering. The robotic knee replacements at Narayana Health City are not just procedures; they are a testament to our commitment to excellence in patient-centered healthcare," added Professor. Ranganathan.

Robotic Knee Replacement surgeries have truly revolutionized the Orthopaedic field, providing patients with a level of precision and safety that was once unimaginable. During the procedure, real-time mapping is conducted to generate a 3D model of the patients’ knee. While a robotic arm or device assists the procedure, surgeons remain in full control and their expertise enhances the clinical outcomes.

Narayana Health City offers a comprehensive continuum of care that commences with the Outpatient Department, encompasses our cutting-edge Robotic Knee Program, and culminates with our state-of-the-art Physiotherapy department, all-working in tandem to deliver superior clinical outcomes.

As per reports, it is estimated that over 15 crore Indians suffer from knee problems and nearly four crore patients are in need of a total knee replacement (TKR). In the next decade or so, knee arthritis is expected to emerge as the fourth most common cause of physical disability in India. According to experts, there is a huge gap that needs to be filled up. Robotic Knee Replacement surgeries have emerged as a preferred choice for patients seeking a more precise and advanced solution for knee problems.

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