THA becomes innovative option for joint disease patients says Experts

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150 docs attend CME on Total Knee & Hip Arthroplasty at Bathinda

NewZNew (Bathinda) : As many as 150 doctors from region attended a continuing education program (CME) on ‘Innovations in total knee & hip arthroplasty -future of orthopedic surgeries ’ held at Hotel Western Stella, Bathinda last night. The CME was organized by Max Super Specialty Hospital (MSSH), Mohali. During CME, experts from MSSH talked about total knee and hip arthroplasty (THA) which was becoming an innovative surgical treatment option for patients suffering from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint diseases.

Interestingly THA is powered by Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RAIOS) , which allows surgeons to achieve consistently reproducible precision in total joint replacement.

Speaking during occasion, Dr. Manuj Wadhwa, Director & Head, Max Elite Institute of Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at MSSH said that now with robotic arm , there was no need to replace the entire knee.  The amazing precision of RAIOS and innovative enabling designs of multi compartmental knee system together would focus purely on restoring the natural knee which was freed from the confines of conventional instrumentation.”

Talking about accurate leg length restoration while using Robotic arm, he said that leg length discrepancy was one of the most common reasons for dissatisfaction amongst patients following THA. However THA would provide improved leg length precision, he asserted.

“Clinical studies showed that leg length discrepancies of 5mm or more were easily perceived by patients. This could result in discomfort or even walking complications. Accurate leg length and cup position could be difficult to accomplish with only alignment guides or visual assessment.”

The next evolution of knee replacement was here. It delivered beautiful results to a vast and growing patient population suffering with osteoarthritis of the knee. The system has tactile technology with 3-D visualization for controlled resurfacing within the pre-defined planned resection volume. Achieving optimal  cup placement could be one of the most challenging aspects of total hip arthroplasty (THA) and mal-positioned cups could lead to occurrence of many significant complications, asserted Dr. Wadhwa.