Osteoarthritis is the number one cause for joint replacement surgeries. The procedure consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with implants that allow continued motion of the knee. It allows the surgeon to verify each surgical step, such as bone cuts and overall alignment, in real time, reducing mechanical errors during total knee replacements. The device is made up of small electronic pods and monitors. These electronic pods snap onto conventional instruments used in knee replacement surgery. By simply moving the knee in different positions during surgery, the device registers the anatomic axis of the leg unique to that patient, which guides each bone cut and ultimately places the knee implant in a more accurate alignment
Dr. Sujoy Bhattacharjee, Director of Joint Replacement Surgery Department at Metro Hospital Faridabad said "this innovative technology allows us to deliver a more personalized knee to the patient and provide extreme accuracy in implant placement. Studies have shown that total knee replacement surgery has a higher failure rate when the knee is mal-aligned. This device enables us to restore a patient's normal alignment with precision in a reproducible fashion, decreasing revision surgery and providing a more natural feel of the implant for the patient,"
500 successful knee replacement surgeries has been done so far with computer navigation technique at Metro Hospital, Faridabad. Advanced pinless navigation system has resulted in excellent functional outcome at our center as it is less painful and patient is allowed to walk from same day. It helps in speedy recovery of the patient and patient can resume active lifestyle early.