Sakra Hospital launches world's first fully active robotic knee replacement system
Sakra World Hospital launched advanced robotic knee replacement technology that is set to empower the orthopaedic surgeons to plan the knee replacement days before they enter the operation theatre to actually conduct the procedure.
Bengaluru: Sakra World Hospital launched advanced robotic knee replacement technology that is set to empower the orthopaedic surgeons to plan the knee replacement days before they enter the operation theatre to actually conduct the procedure.
Meet CUVIS Joint, the world's first fully active robotic knee replacement system which is now making knee replacement surgeries more accurate, transparent and hassle-free in Sakra World Hospital and comes as a bliss for those suffering from severe arthritis. Manufactured by Curexo, a South Korean firm and marketed and sold by Meril Healthcare in India and known for its unique and autonomous nature of functioning, CUVIS Joint was launched by BS Yediyurappa, Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka and Dr Shivaraj Kumar, popular Kannada film actor.
Expressing his delight on the launch of CUVIS Joint, BS Yediyurappa, Chief Minister of Karnataka, said, "I am happy to see that this new advanced robotic technology has been brought first time to India to help in treatment of people suffering from severe arthritis. I congratulate Sakra World Hospital and Dr Chandrashekar P on acquiring this technology and wish them good luck. I am sure that this will help the people in India and abroad, especially during the pandemic and social distancing. The minimal human intervention will make it a win-win situation for both the patients and healthcare providers."
Explaining how CUVIS Joint can transform knee replacement surgeries, Dr Chandrasekhar P, Senior Consultant & Head – Department of Orthopaedics, Sakra World Hospital with an experience of conducting 5,000 successful knee replacement surgeries and one of the key global opinion leaders behind the development of CUVIS fully active robotic system said, "While using this robotic knee replacement technology, we first conduct a CT scan before the surgery.
The images from the CT scan are loaded in the robotic software. The surgeon sits with the software and prepares the 3D anatomy of the patient's knee joint and prepares the surgical plan that shows how the implantable knee would look like side to side, front to front and oblique direction. Even before the surgery starts, the planning is done. Once the surgeon enters the operation theatre, the CT landmarks are already loaded in this software and the surgery can be conducted smoothly. This robotic software allows three stage planning: pre-operative plan, plan during the procedure and post-operative plan which shows if the surgery has been done as per the plan and whether the same anatomy has been depicted and perfectly performed."