Doctor from Karnataka sets a new record by becoming the first doctor to conduct more than 1,000 minimally-invasive knee replacements through navigational surgery. Dr Chandrashekar P is known for conducting more than 1,000 knee replacements using small incision computer navigation technology and is the first surgeon to use this technique to complete 1,000 surgeries in the state.
For patients suffering with chronic arthritis for many years, advanced technology in knee replacement surgery coupled with expert surgical skills has turned out to be a boon. the thought of not being able to move around freely and do regular chores discourages many arthritis and joint injury patients to go for a knee replacement surgery despite the pain and trauma they experience through the years.
Dr Chandrashekar P, orthopaedist at Sakra World Hospital, Bengaluru, said
“Minimal invasive computer-navigated knee replacement surgery allows the surgeon to make more accurate cuts and to place the artificial knee with its critical angles much more accurately and virtually eliminates alignment errors. There is not much blood loss and the scar is not prominent unlike conventional replacement surgery. The entire surgical process can be followed on the screen.”