Technology is changing our lives continuously. Although total knee and hip replacement surgery is highly successful in our hand, yet we strive for technological advances that can make it better in terms of patient satisfaction, minimizing complications and further improving our functional results.
Over a period of time many advances were introduced successfully in knee & hip replacement surgery like Gender specific knee, newer materials like Oxinium in knee & hip replacement surgery are some examples.
Now you have Computers (Computer Navigation) to assist surgeons during the surgery to minimize errors. The other thing is minimally invasive total knee replacement surgery, where I can perform a surgery through a very small incision without compromising on the accuracy of knee replacement and also without damaging the most important muscle i.e. Quadriceps (Quad sparing).
The new thing on the block is Patient Specific Implants for Knee Replacement surgery. This technology gives us bone-cutting guides made after creating a computerized virtual model of patient knee based on MRI & Long Leg standing X-rays. They are very specific to a patient and his knees and provide us precision that we are looking for during the surgery.