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Fortis Hospitals India Does Asia's First Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery
Date:8/24/2010

Fortis Hospitals India Does Asia's First Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery -- BANGALORE, India, August 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --


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Fortis Hospitals India Does Asia's First Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery

 

BANGALORE, India, August 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Combining the latest technology, medical breakthroughs and personalized patient care, Fortis Hospitals Bangalore today announced Asia's first 'Custom Fit Knee Replacement Surgery' performed on a series of patients. Dr. Sanjay Pai, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon, along with his team performed this revolutionary surgery for the first time in the Asian Continent by precisely matching the size and placement of the implant specific to the patients' knee size. This procedure ensures lesser pain, less tissue damage, faster mobilization and longer lasting implant solution.

Dr. Sanjay Pai, Chief Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon Fortis Hospitals explains, "This new 'custom fit knee replacement surgery' enables the surgeon to offer better patient benefit through a higher precision knee replacement surgery leading to a better mobility as early as two weeks. With appropriate planning and more accuracy in surgical process it also reduces the operative time, infection rate and makes the life span of the implants better. Our Joint Replacement Centre through its world class expertise has become one of the leading centres in the Asian Continent. We have created rehabilitation and infection control protocols which provide faster recovery to our patients."

Recreating patient's knee with predefined customized implant which fits the knee just right!

This procedure works on the principle that no two patients' knees are similar. With this technology the patient's knee is digitally recreated with the MRI / CT scan which are virtually transmitted to the development centre of the technology partner based in the US to create a 3D image mapping of the knee structure. Based on this 3D model the customized template for the knee is created which is then sent back to the hospital for the final procedure. This technology ensures far greater accuracy and reduces the operation time by almost 40 % and also results in less loss of bone & tissues. Even the patient name, gender and the site data are etched on each unit to confirm identification during the surgery thus making it truly personalized.

Faster Recoveries That Get Patients Back To Life Faster!-

Right from diagnosis, Fortis Custom Fit Knee Replacement procedure aims to get patients back on their feet faster. It takes about 4 week duration to get the custom fit instrumentation, the incision is just about 4 inches which itself minimizes the pain, infection, blood loss, and tissue damage are also reduced to a great extent. And specialized post-operative recovery procedure ensures that the patient achieves early and full mobility within days after his/her surgery.

Mr. Vishal Bali, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Hospitals, said, "Fortis Hospitals has led in patient focused specialty care over the last two decades in India. We are glad to be Asia's first adapter of the custom fit technology in knee replacement which will revolutionize patient care. Our affordable costs of this technology will not only benefit the Indian patients but also benefit patients across the globe."

Media Contact: Priyam Bortamuli Fortis Media Relations Centre Mobile - +91984555-8559 Email: priyam.bortamuli@fortishospitals.in
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