Dr Mukesh Laddha performs Robotic joint replacement surgeries, a first of its kind in Central India

Dr. Mukesh Laddha

Nagpur: In a landmark development, Dr Mukesh Laddha renowned Joint Replacement, Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy surgeon from Nagpur performed 12 Total Knee Replacement Surgeries at RNH Hospital, Dhantoli, Nagpur, using Robotic system, a first of its kind in Central India.

Dr. Mukesh Laddha, who is counted amongst top notch super specialists for Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine surgeries in the country, said that “We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that RNH hospital becomes the first in Nagpur and entire central India to have performed Robotic assisted total knee replacement surgeries, which is highly advanced and latest technology developed in the U.S.A. It’s also a moment of pride for us that H’ble Minister of road transport and highways Shri Nitin Gadkariji, himself formally inaugurated the robotic system last evening at our hospital”

The robotic system along with surgeon skills helps in perfect customized fit of knee implants for each patient as per their own anatomy, which gives them normal feeling artificial knees. It’s an amalgamation of Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality and Surgeons Mind to achieve perfect results after knee replacement. During surgery it helps in saving bone, reduces blood loss, and preserves the soft soft tissues in the knee joint, which helps in less postoperative pain and very fast recovery with minimum physiotherapy and hence less hospital stay. The Robotics-assisted system reduces the possibilities of human error and ensures perfect alignment, leading to the longevity of the joint implant.

Dr. Laddha added that it was a delight to see that all 12 patients walking painfree without any support and were back tot hier home on on 4 th day after both knee replacement surgeries.

“I am very pleased that my home city Nagpur acquires such technology to be on a global map in medical advancements and I congratulate Dr. Dilip Rathi & Dr Mukesh Laddha for taking this initiative. On the road to India’s progress, it’s pertinent that such technologies do not only restrict to big hospitals in metropolitan cities but should also be accessible by masses in the interiors, and Nagpur can serve large number of patients across central India” said Shri Nitin Gadkari while inaugurating the robotic system on 18 th January evening at RNH hospital.

Dr Laddha has already performed 12 successful Robotics-assisted total knee replacement surgeries, of them one patient is 75 years old from Washim, Mr. Somani and another 65 year old Mrs. Ragtate from Nagpur, both with severe knee pain since 7/8 years. These surgeries were done using the NAVIO PFS Robotics surgical system, the latest advanced generation Robotic intervention in joint replacement (developed in USA) and to the delight of their families, enabled these patients to have painless walk without any support within 4 days of the surgery itself.

Dr. Dilip Rathi, Orthopedic Surgeon and Director RNH Hospital adds, “RNH Hospital has always been at the helm of technology and we aim to develop it as a centre of excellence in Orthopedics for patients, by training our staff that works with care and commitment round the clock towards all our patients, like they are our family. With Robotics-assisted joint replacement, we are driving this differentiated edge ahead and ensuring that we are at par with the world”

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