Robot-assisted knee surgery helps Indian expat walk again after 12 years of suffering from osteoarthritis

An Indian expat who underwent a successful complex knee replacement procedure, with the assistance of a robot, was able to walk again after only three hours.

Shashi Joshi, 63, has suffered severe pain due to osteoarthritis in both of her knees for the past 12 years. Her regular activities became challenging, including walking and even standing.

“We have tried all sorts of conventional treatment from injections to pain killers, etc., in various hospitals in the UAE and abroad but the pain and difficulty in walking persisted,” said Joshi.

As soon as the discomfort became intolerable, Joshi sought the advice of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Azam Badr Khan at Prime Hospital in Garhoud.

Joshi underwent robotically assisted knee replacement surgery on July 28.

Dr. Khan explained that the idea behind a robot-assisted knee replacement is similar to a typical knee replacement but with nearly no chance of human error.

“Robots in total knee replacement is all about precision which comes from the integration of physics, maths & thoughts. Precision leads to better alignment and hence better mobility with faster recovery and long-lasting knee replacement,” Dr. Khan explained.

Joshi could walk in just three hours soon after the surgery and was discharged on August 3. BKM/ Expat Media

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