Monday, July 1, 2024

International Knee And Orthopedic Centre Inaugurated In Bangalore

The International Knee and Orthopaedic Centre inaugurated in the presence of Mahant Sri Sri 1008  Narresh Purri Maharaj, President of Shri Ghata Mehandipur Balaji Trust, Dausa, Rajasthan, Swami Muktidananda, Trustee of Ramakrishna Math & Member of Governing Body of Ramakrishna Mission, Belur Math,  Mr Yuichi Nagano, Managing Director, Sakra World Hospital, Mr Naoya Matsumi, Deputy Managing Director, Sakra World Hospital, Mr Lovekesh Phasu, chief operating officer, Sakra World Hospital, Dr Alessandro Lelli, Director of Orthopedic Department, Villa Regina Hospital, Bologna, Italy, Dr Valentina Sangiorgi, Orthopedic Surgeon, Villa Regina Hospotal, Bologna, Italy, Mr Jae Jun Lee, Chief Executive officer,, South Korea and Mr Jean Cho, International Sales Senior Manager,, South Korea.

International Knee and Orthopaedic Centre (IKOC) is a 50-bedded super speciality hospital, equipped with 4 modular operation theatres, 8 ICU beds and 6 emergency beds. Located in the heart of HSR Layout, International Knee and Orthopaedic Centre (IKOC) has 6 Suite rooms, 4 deluxe rooms and 26 single rooms.

Speaking about the launch, Dr Chandrashekar P, Director, IKOC said, “We are elated to launch IKOC which has some of the best orthopaedic doctors in Bengaluru. We can tackle any complex knee, hip, shoulder or bone problem. IKOC will ensure comprehensive care for every patient.”

Sharing his thoughts, Mr Yuichi Nagano, Managing Director, Sakra World Hospital, India said, “We have been closely working with Dr Chandrashekar P for 10 long years. We look forward to extending SAKRA’s accessibility to many more patients by collaborating with Dr Chandrashekar.P.”

In a groundbreaking move, IKOC launched India’s first fully active MISSO Robot, a cutting-edge technology designed to enhance the precision and recovery time of joint replacement surgeries. This advanced system aids in performing surgeries with the highest accuracy, minimal blood loss and faster patient recovery, setting a new standard in orthopaedic care.

Dr Chandrashekar P, Director of IKOC, played a pivotal role in designing this robotic system. Commenting on the big step forward, Dr Chandrashekar P said, “The launch of the Made in India knee replacement robot MISSO – for the first time in India, is a defining moment in the orthopaedic field.  MISSO will democratise robotics in the country. This is a transformative and future forward technology platform for many more such path-breaking innovations in the medical field. With MISSO, we will be able to provide quality healthcare and bring about precision outcomes for a larger demography in India. Launching of the MISSO robot is a giant step forward to reduce India’s import dependency in robotics.” 

This Made in India robot marks a significant leap forward in robotic surgery, promising remarkable outcomes while showcasing the nation’s prowess in medical innovation. The MISSO Robot has been developed by Meril Life Sciences, an India-based global medical device company. The indigenously made robot is all set to transform the landscape of orthopaedic surgery.    

About IKOC:

International Knee and Orthopaedic Centre is a super specialty facility from Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru which specializes in providing top-tier care across all orthopedic specialties.  IKOC is dedicated to providing top-tier care across all orthopaedic specialities. The hospital offers advanced treatments such as Robotic and Computer-navigated Joint Replacement Surgeries, Arthroscopic keyhole surgery, Sports medicine surgery, Trauma surgery and Pelvic acetabular surgery, Pediatric orthopaedic surgery and Spine surgery. The hospital has been enabled with round-the-clock support from other departments like plastic surgery, general surgery, cardiology and rehabilitation.

About Meril Life Sciences:

Meril is a leading global medical device manufacturing company based in India that has been pivotal in establishing India as a leader in the global medical devices industry. The company's strong focus on research and development (R&D) and commitment to quality has allowed it to offer cutting-edge MedTech solutions in more than 135 countries. Additionally, Meril has a large presence in India with wholly-owned subsidiaries in the USA, UK, Europe, Middle East, Africa, Brazil, South America, Australia & Asia.

With its strong commitment to innovation and quality, Meril has transformed healthcare in India and created significant footprints across the globe. Through global partnerships and the use of advanced technology, the company prioritizes quality and adherence to international standards, fostering a thriving R&D environment. Meril's efforts have effectively established India as a center for medical device innovation and production.


The indigenously made MISSO robot offers unprecedented precision and consistency. Its advanced capabilities allow for minimally invasive surgery, which significantly reduces recovery time and enhances patient outcomes. It has smallest ever footprint in the operation theatres and is sure to make mobility better for patients.

With MISSO, Meril aims to provide the platform indigenously alongside an ecosystem of training and support that will make robotic surgery highly accessible, not only in Metros, but also in Tier 2 and Toer 3 cities.  MISSO’s technological marvel lies in its ability to integrate real-time data with meticulous surgical planning. Utilizing advanced imaging and 3D modeling, the robot assists surgeons in preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance. This ensures that each surgical move is executed with unparalleled accuracy, leading to better alignment and positioning of the knee implants. The precision of MISSO enhances the durability of the knee implants and also improves overall patient satisfaction and mobility post-surgery.

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