Prashanth Hospitals Brings to City a First-of-its-Kind, 4th Generation Robot for Joint Reconstruction

Bengaluru, 13th April 2023: Prashanth Hospitals, one of Chennai’s leading multispecialty hospital chains, today announced the launch of a first-of-its-kind, advanced 4th generation Robot for Joint Reconstruction. This precision-based technology system comprises 3D visualization and intuitive control systems that is used for performing joint reconstruction surgeries in patients with end-stage arthritis and other knee joint related complications. The robotic device was launched by Padmashri. Dr. Mayilvahanan Natarajan, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon and Former Vice-Chancellor – Dr. MGR Medical University in the presence of Dr. C Geetha Haripriya, Chairperson – Prashanth Group of Hospitals, Dr. Gopalasamy G, Managing Director – Prashanth Group of Hospitals and Dr. Prashanth Krishna, Director – Prashanth Hospitals.

In an effort to further strengthen its services in the Orthopaedics space, the hospital also inaugurated its Centre of Excellence for Robotic Joint Reconstruction at an event today. The exclusive centre will be spearheaded by Dr. Arumugam – Senior Orthopaedic surgeon and Clinical Lead, along with a dedicated team of over 20 plus expert Orthopaedic experts, Senior Consultants, Nurses, and Physiotherapists.

Commenting on the launch, Padma Shri. Dr. Mayilvahanan Natarajan, Senior Orthopaedic Surgeon and Former Vice Chancellor – Dr. MGR Medical University said “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Prashanth Hospitals and their Orthopaedics team for the successful launch of 4th Generation Robot for Joint Reconstruction. The brand Prashanth has set unprecedented benchmarks in patient care in specialities like Gynaecology and Cardiology. Today, with this launch and the inauguration of their Centre of Excellence for Robotic Joint Reconstruction, they have taken a significant step into the future of healthcare that is precise, effective and efficient. I am confident that through this, Prashanth Hospitals will help relieve many patients from long-years of agony.”

Adding to this, Dr. Prashanth Krishna, Director – Prashanth Hospitals said “We are delighted to be the first to bring this specialized 4th generation Robot for Joint Reconstruction to the city. As we unveil our new robotic device and launch our Centre of Excellence for Robotic Joint Reconstruction, we mark a new era in precision medicine and personalized care. With these cutting-edge technologies, we are poised to revolutionize the field of Orthopaedics and transform the lives of our patients, ensuring better outcomes with faster recovery time. This innovative technology will enhance our surgical procedures to be precise and accurate, thereby ensuring painless recovery in a short time span.”

Explaining the significance of the pioneering centre, Senior Orthopaedic Consultant and Clinical Lead – Centre for Robotic Joint Reconstruction, Prashanth Hospitals Dr. Arumugam said “We are more than confident of the centre becoming a total game changer in the healthcare domain of the city as its exclusive OPD space manned by a team of highly trained, skilled specialists will offer a comprehensive care from start to finish. Setting the highest benchmark in providing holistic orthopaedic care, we will embark on a mission to provide enhanced ortho treatment infused with the highest grade of technology.”

The 4th Generation Robot for Joint Reconstruction is a handy and compact joint replacement device that will use infra-red cameras and optical trackers to 3D map the joint and collect precise data of a patient’s anatomy, thereby providing a favourable implant for every single procedure. The tailor-made technique will allow surgeons to make instantaneous decisions and remove the affected bone areas, with a 30% increase in efficiency and improved accuracy. The surgery is less painful and will observe reduced levels of blood loss in comparison to the traditional methodology. The recovery rate will also be quicker as the hospital’s post-operative care specialising in this domain will offer superior treatment for faster mobility.