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Peerless Hospital launches Humanoid Robotics for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement

Peerless Hospital announced the launch of Humanoid Robotics for the First Time in Eastern India – the latest technology for hip, knee, and s...

Peerless Hospital announced the launch of Humanoid Robotics for the First Time in Eastern India – the latest technology for hip, knee, and shoulder replacement with 3D Robotics, AI Platform, and Mixed Reality with Hololens powered by Microsoft at a press meet at Peerless Hotel on Thursday. The media was addressed by Dr. Somnath De, Clinical Director, Dr. Swarnendu Samanta, Sr. Consultant, Dr. Nikhilesh Das, Sr. Consultant, and Dr. Sudipta Mukherjee, Sr. Consultant from the Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Peerless Hospital.

Total knee replacement is done for irreversible damage to the cartilage of the knee joints leading to pain and progressive deformity. This alters the mechanical/physiologic alignment of the limbs. In total knee replacement, the alignment of the limbs is corrected and the damaged joint surface is resurfaced with the help of conventional instruments taking reference from the patients’ bony landmarks.

Over the years, doctors started getting better at alignment with improved instruments. Achieving the perfect alignment improves the longevity of the implanted joint and the function of the joint.

To achieve maximum perfection in alignment and precision, a computer-assisted operating system (CAOS) was stepped up by Peerless Hospital almost two decades ago. This is like a GPS system with navigation. A tracker is placed in the knee and an infra-red camera which gives out a passive array helps determine the position of the knee, calculate the angle of deformity correction, and the surgery is performed using advanced instruments. This computed navigation surgery improves the mechanical alignment leading to better function. For this, a CT scan is done to enable an image-based navigation system.

For the first time in Eastern India, Peerless Hospital has introduced Humanoid Robotics. HoloLens is a CT scan-based augmented reality AI-assisted technology that enables surgeons to achieve accurate 3D plans, with execution and validation of the bony cuts. This technology powered by Microsoft helps in achieving personalized alignment with the freedom to use the implant best suited for that particular patient. Robotic surgery on the other hand allows only specific implants that match that particular robotic make. Humanoid Robotics allows the surgeon the intra-operative capacity vision of the whole limb during surgery. Since Humanoid Robotics is AI-dependent it allows surgeons complete control in 3D planning and appropriate execution and customization thereby reducing computational errors to give the best patient solution.

Augmented reality helps to achieve the desired perfection with an aim towards improved function and longevity of the replaced joint. The advantages for the patients are plenty. Customized implants and patient-specific implants can be used. In cases where the bone strength is compromised and traditional means of replacement surgery are not possible, Humanoid Robotics makes it possible. The time required for the surgery is less as compared to Robotic Surgery. The cost of the operation is patient-friendly with equal or better precision than Robotic Surgery.

At the end of the day, what matters the most is the skill of the surgeons exercising this technology, which makes the precision a perfect one.

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