Fully automated robotic knee surgery at SUM Hospital

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Doctors and officials of SUM Hospital during the formal launch of the automated robotic device.

Bhubaneswar: IMS and SUM Hospital is the first medical college in the country to adopt fully automated robotic surgery for total knee replacement, and in the last six weeks it has done more than 40 such surgeries.

Speaking at a programme marking the formal launch of the device here, Prof (Dr) Aniruddh Dash, head of Department of Orthopaedics at SUM Hospital said the new device was ensuring better precision and requires smaller incision, allows greater flexibility and reduces risk of infection, he said adding IMS and SUM Hospital had become the first hospital in Odisha to have a fully automated robotic system for total knee replacement surgeries.

SOA vice-chancellor Prof Pradipta Kumar Nanda attended the programme as chief guest. Prof (Dr) Sachidananda Mohanty, Odisha government’s director, Medical Education and Training, Dr Artabandhu Nayak, chief district medical officer, Khurda, Prof (Dr) Ashok Mahapatra, SOA’s principal advisor (Health Sciences), Prof (Dr) Sanghamitra Mishra, dean, IMS and SUM Hospital and Prof (Dr) Pusparaj Samantasinhar, medical superintendent of the hospital were present along with representatives of the company marketing the robot manufactured by a South Korean firm.

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