Younger patients to rejoice with knee replacement with longevity aided by fast track computer navigation
Author(s): City Air Newsphoto: city air news Ludhiana, October 12, 2016: As a befitting & encouraging response to the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Dr.Balwant Singh Hunjan of Hunjan bone and joint clinic, Ludhiana adopts computer navigated...
Ludhiana, October 12, 2016: As a befitting & encouraging response to the occasion of World Arthritis Day, Dr.Balwant Singh Hunjan of Hunjan bone and joint clinic, Ludhiana adopts computer navigated replacement procedures using Advance Surface (AS Columbus) replacement implant meant for younger patients.
AS Columbus (Advance Surface), is best suited for patients under the age of 40, who should expect their knee to have longevity. It is a 7-layer coated product, designed on an advanced surface, which in turn assures less wear and tear of the implant.
Dr Hunjan adds, “in comparison to a conventional prosthesis, in which the wear and tear is 65%, this firmer layer coated solution covers the femur and tibia part as well. The implant is specially designed for young patients, who are very apprehensive about undergoing a surgery at an early stage of life. The use of this advanced surface solution ensures that your implant is layer quoted to avoid metal ion release and therefore, is also used for patients who are allergic sensitive to metal patients. When we perform fast track computer aided navigation using AS, we expect a far better outcome of the procedure”
Fast Track Computer Aided knee replacement allows the surgeon to make more accurate cuts, preserving the normal bone. This advanced technology helps surgeons place the artificial knee with its critical angles, much more accurately and virtually eliminating alignment errors. In such navigated procedures, the blood loss is minimal and post surgery scars are minimal.
Dr Hunjan adds “this is a highly advanced technology in knee replacement surgeries which is turning out to be a boon to younger patients suffering with chronic arthritis in the joints. Ortho Pilot Computer Assisted Orthopedic Surgery (CAOS), simply called Navigation, makes life even easier for thousands of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and joint injury patients. I have experienced that patients can stand & walk the same day and are discharged from hospital within 2-3 days of surgeries, and in a short time they are painless and restore their active lifestyle”
The navigation procedure in turn not only helps the surgeon in achieving surgical supremacy, but also enables the patient to recover from surgery must faster and with lesser pain.
Patients can also download OrthoPilot APP and AS Implant APP from Android and iOS both.