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

Tuesday, August 24, 2010 Hospital News
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BANGALORE, India, August 24, 2010 Combining thelatest technology, medical breakthroughs and personalized patient care,Fortis Hospitals Bangalore today announced Asia's first 'Custom Fit KneeReplacement Surgery' performed on a series of patients. Dr. Sanjay Pai, ChiefOrthopedic Surgeon, along with his team performed this revolutionary surgeryfor the first time in the Asian Continent by precisely matching the size andplacement of the implant specific to the patients' knee size. This procedureensures lesser pain, less tissue damage, faster mobilization and longerlasting implant solution.

Dr. Sanjay Pai, Chief Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon Fortis Hospitalsexplains, "This new 'custom fit knee replacement surgery' enables the surgeonto offer better patient benefit through a higher precision knee replacementsurgery leading to a better mobility as early as two weeks. With appropriateplanning and more accuracy in surgical process it also reduces the operativetime, infection rate and makes the life span of the implants better. OurJoint Replacement Centre through its world class expertise has become one ofthe leading centres in the Asian Continent. We have created rehabilitationand infection control protocols which provide faster recovery to ourpatients."

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

This procedure works on the principle that no two patients' knees aresimilar. With this technology the patient's knee is digitally recreated withthe MRI / CT scan which are virtually transmitted to the development centreof the technology partner based in the US to create a 3D image mapping of theknee structure. Based on this 3D model the customized template for the kneeis created which is then sent back to the hospital for the final procedure.This technology ensures far greater accuracy and reduces the operation timeby almost 40 % and also results in less loss of bone & tissues. Even thepatient name, gender and the site data are etched on each unit to confirmidentification 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 aimsto get patients back on their feet faster. It takes about 4 week duration toget the custom fit instrumentation, the incision is just about 4 inches whichitself minimizes the pain, infection, blood loss, and tissue damage are alsoreduced to a great extent. And specialized post-operative recovery procedureensures that the patient achieves early and full mobility within days afterhis/her surgery.

Mr. Vishal Bali, Chief Executive Officer, Fortis Hospitals, said, "FortisHospitals has led in patient focused specialty care over the last two decadesin India. We are glad to be Asia's first adapter of the custom fit technologyin knee replacement which will revolutionize patient care. Our affordablecosts of this technology will not only benefit the Indian patients but alsobenefit patients across the globe."Media Contact: Priyam Bortamuli Fortis Media Relations Centre Mobile - +91984555-8559 Email:

SOURCE Fortis Hospitals Ltd.

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