The city’s AASRA group of hospitals has just received a new AI technology to help with joint replacement surgeries.
Story so far: The Mako Orthobot has finally reached Bengaluru. The advanced Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology that specialises in joint replacement surgeries is now going to assist the Orthopaedic Department of AASRA. What used to be a long and painful procedure with a lot of complications will now be a lot more fruitful for everyone involved.
- While it has been around for 15 years, the AI system has only been installed in 1,500 medical centres around the world. In India, only 10 hospitals have it.
- This tech comes from the Michigan-based medical technology corporation Stryker. And don’t worry, they are FDA (Food and Drug Administration) approved.
How it works: Two days before a joint replacement surgery, the robot will do a 3D scan of the patient and send it to the US lab for analysis. This will then get mapped with the patient’s X-Ray, and a clear zero-error path for surgery will be established.