About Robotic Surgery

The Robotic Assisted Joint replacement system is a fairly recent advancement in the field of Knee replacement surgery. Every procedure has an individual based planning based on unique anatomy of a person. The system helps the surgeon to achieve precise positioning of the implants with high grade of precision during surgery. This level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel and longevity of the knee implant and joint. Robotic assisted technology includes planning through an advanced computer program where before surgery, the computer scans and relays precise information about the patient’s knee joint to a robotics-assisted arm. By using this patient-specific information, the computer establishes boundaries for the robotics-assisted arm, so that the surgeon can balance the Knee joint and position the prosthesis with greater precision which is of paramount importance in longevity (life) of the prosthesis… Robotic-assisted procedures definitely have some inherent advantages over interventions done purely manually as human eye can never be so perfect in doing measurements and always there will be a chance of error. At the same time machine alone cannot take a decision about the approach to treat the problem therefore an expert and skilled surgeon brain and technology combination can give the best possible results and as expected Robotic assisted replacement surgeries have definite advantages.

The first ever Robotic-assisted Partial knee replacement surgery (Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty) in India was successfully performed at Lokmanya Hospitals, Pune, using Blue Belt Technologies’ Navio Robotic System, a proven technology for its benefits in the USA. This was followed by the first ever in India and one of the first in the World outside USA Robotic assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty performed by Dr. Narendra Vaidya at Lokmanya Hospitals in March 2017.

Lokmanya, the largest Orthopaedic focused chain of hospitals in Western India, being one of the leader in Joint Replacement Surgery, has been honoured to become one of the first hospital outside the USA to launch this technology for the benefit of thousands of patients with joint pain due to various reasons.

Benefits of Robotic Assisted joint replacement procedures:
  • More accuracy and safety
  • Less blood loss
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Rehabilitation is not very prolonged
  • Faster recovery
  • Better outcomes
  • Happy post treatment lifestyle
  • No extensive bone cutting
Lokmanya Advantages:
  • Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
  • Highly Experienced and Skilled Surgeons
  • Modular Operation Theatres
  • Day Care Surgery
  • Minimal Blood Loss
  • Speedy Recovery
  • Minimal Postoperative Pain
  • Holistic Approach for Post Operative Rehabilitation and Patient Satisfaction