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Pune’s Sassoon Hospital gives 60-year-old a reason to smile with its first robotic total knee replacement surgery | Pune News

Pune’s Sassoon General Hospital performed its first robotic total knee replacement surgery earlier this month. This is the first time that such a surgery is done by any government institute in Maharashtra, Dr Sanjiv Thakur, Dean B J Medical College and Sassoon general hospital said.

Earlier this month a 60 year old man Vijay Himmatrao Patil residing at Khamkheda village taluka Shirpur district Dhule consulted doctors at the government run hospital to find a solution for severe osteoarthritis of both knees.

This had led to severe pain and deformity along with diabetes and hypertension.

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He was operated on September 8 and the Robotic Total Knee Replacement Surgery was performed with “Cuvis” Robot by Dr Pravin Deokate (Robotic Arthroplasty Surgeon) along with Dr Rahul Puranik ( Robotic Arthroplasty Surgeon). Dr Manoj Todkar , Dr Pravin Londhe and Dr Ankit Solanki were team members in planning and performing the surgery under guidance of Dr Girish Barrtakke ( Head of Department, Orthopedics) , a press statement issued here said.

According to the doctors the advantages of Robotic Total Knee Replacement Surgery include less soft tissue handling while performing the surgery which ultimately that leads to early wound healing and early recovery.

“This is a great way to serve poor and needy patients by treating them with advanced surgeries like Robotic Joint Replacement ,”Dr Thakur said.

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