Lokmanya Hospital Launches Pune's First Orthopilot

Pune, Maharashtra India (PressExposure) November 09, 2011 -- Orthopilot was launched by Chief Guest, Dr. Maurer from Germany, the world renowned Orthopedic Knee replacement surgeon and a navigation specialist. Dignitaries, Ms. Barbara Giese, Director Operational Marketing, B Braun, Germany, Dr. Narendra Vaidya, renowned Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon & Managing Trustee, Lokmanya Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Shailesh Niyogi, Director, Lokmanya Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. graced the occasion.

Orthopilot is a navigation system that guides the surgeon to make precise cuts in the knee and remove the deformities. It also eliminates human errors in the surgery and is nearly 100% accurate in fixing artificial implants. Orthopilot uses infrared camera, computer with sophisticated software to provide the real time, patient specific information during surgery while virtually eliminating expensive and radiation intensive CT & MRI scans before the surgery.

"Proven in U.S.A. and Europe for more than 150,000 joints implantations, Orthopilot enables the surgeon to consistently achieve results that are far more accurate than via conventional methods. Orthopilot is one of the proudest assets that Lokmanya Hospitals has and I invite all patients to take benefit of this technology at affordable rated at Lokmanya Hospital, Nigdi," said Dr. Narendra Vaidya,

Dr. Maurer informed that, "Usage of Computer Assisted Joint Replacement technology has brought about a revolution in joint replacement surgery. The most common cause of joint replacement with manual procedure was mal-alignment in most of the patients. The new technology of Orthopilot, Computer based Navigation system has totally eliminated the mal-alignment and has made joint replacement surgery nearly 100% accurate."

As the accuracy level is very high with Orthopilot Navigation, it also helps in increasing the life of the implants, and it also results in less blood loss to the patient. The patient can be discharged in one week time after the surgery. With the significant improvement in the High Flex Knee design, now the patient can comfortably fold his legs and sit cross legged. This design also helps in performing the daily rituals for the people of various religions; it also helps in increasing the life of the implants.

Lokmanya Hospital has imported Orthopilot Computer Navigation system from Germany, a world leader in advance technology. Orthopilot manufacturer, B Braun Aesculap has installed maximum numbers of Orthopilots in the world. Talking on the demand of such equipments, "As our mission of continuous improvement in surgical skills with all possible latest technology, we continually strive to make people to live normal life, pain free", said Ms. Barbara Giese, Director Operational Marketing, B Braun

FACT SHEET: How does Navigation (Orthopilot) works: At the beginning of the operation, the surgeon strategically positions small transmitters on the patient's leg. The surgeon then guides the leg through a series of prescribed movements which, in turn, are recorded by navigation's infrared camera and transmitted to computer

The computer analyses those positions to create an anatomic 'drawing' of the knee and updates this information throughout the procedure, displaying for the surgeon all relevant axes, angles, and distances. Analyzing and providing this constant data, navigation (Orthopilot) helps to guide the surgeon through bone cuts, implant positioning, soft tissue ligament balancing, and more, depending upon the operation.

Press Release Submitted On: November 09, 2011 at 12:40 am
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