North India's First Fully Active Robot for Knee Replacement - CUVIS

16 Feb,22

Knee Joints are essential parts of our body as our entire balance & movement depends upon them. People tend to put most of the pressure on their knees, when it comes to daily routine activities, such as lifting and kneeling or even high-impact activities, like jogging and aerobics.

A joint that bears so much stress is likely to get vulnerable, that is the reason knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all age groups. Knee pain doesn’t occur without a reason, it may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage or an underlying medical condition including arthritis, gout and other musculoskeletal infections.

These diseases hamper an individual's life vastly. Initially, there might be stiffness and pain at the time of waking up or making a movement after prolonged sitting but with time the pain becomes persistent and leads to restricted movement. Many types of minor knee pain can be dealt with self-care measures like physiotherapy and knee braces whereas in crucial cases, the knee may require surgical repair.

Over a million people undergo knee replacement surgery every year. Knee replacement surgery can help people reclaim their movement back, but they carry a lot of health risks which impact the quality of life. Some of the risks are blood clots, infections, heart attacks, or even nerve damage. Other than this in some cases, joint failure has also been seen. Sometimes knee replacement surgery when not performed accurately can result in physical complications ranging from pain and swelling to implant rejection, infection and bone fractures.

With the increasing cases of Arthritis, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis, knee pain leading to knee replacement surgeries is at a rise. In a scenario like this, a breakthrough technology is an all-time boon that can help surgeons perform the surgery without the scope of manual or miscalculated error and help patients get the best of outcomes. To address the requirements of both patients and surgeons, CUVIS Robot, North India’s first fully active robot for knee replacement surgery is here at Sarvodaya Hospital, Faridabad.

What is CUVIS Joint Robot System?

Cuvis Joint Robot System is the most advanced surgical cutting edge robotic technology supporting surgeons with Personalized Preplanning and Precise Cutting for predictable and consistent results.

It is made up of three key components: the Main Console, the Robotic Arm, and the Planning Device. The Main Console with Optical Tracking System (OTS) aids in real-time monitoring and directs the surgeon through the procedure. The majority of the bone cutting is done by a robotic arm with a milling tool positioned on its tip.

How is the surgery performed with CUVIS’ help?

The CUVIS Joint Robot creates a 3D model of the patient's knee, which the surgeon utilizes as a guide to make correct bone incisions and precisely place the knee components.

Personalized pre-planning: The doctor uses 3D pictures of the patient's joints to arrange the operation specifically for each patient.

Pre-selection and exact insertion of artificial joint: The doctor utilizes the robot to choose and precisely install an artificial joint for the patient.

Precise cutting for accuracy and optimum alignment: The robot analyses the data and accurately slices the bone in relation to the dimensions of the pre-selected implant.

How is it different from other Robots in the market?

CUVIS JOINT is completely independent, whereas the other robots work as a helping hand. The robotic technologies present at the moment can be categorized as passive or semi-active devices but CUVIS Joint is a fully active robot. The others does have a robotic arm but is passive, the surgeon holds the same and performs the cutting of bone area.

Sarvodaya Healthcare has always strived to serve patients with superior care supported by up-to-the-minute technology. CUVIS Joint Robot System is a step towards our mission. With this next level of technology, we seek to empower our surgeons and benefit our patients at the same time. In turn, bringing the change in the face of joint replacement surgeries. Make an appointment to learn more.