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Wockhardt Hospitals Launches New Technology to Handle Knee, Hip, & Partial Knee Replacements

Written by : Nikita Saha

October 12, 2023

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The newly launched technology ensures safety and precision in knee and hip replacement surgery. It further ensures precise bone cuts while safeguarding healthy bone and soft tissue.

In observance of World Arthritis Day, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central has unveiled the Stryker Mako Robot, technology for hip and knee replacements, making them the exclusive provider in the region.

With this launch, Wockhardt Hospitals aims to perform knee and joint surgeries using the world-class Stryker Mako Robotic-arm assisted surgical system.

The newly launched technology ensures safety and precision in knee and hip replacement surgery. It further ensures precise bone cuts while safeguarding healthy bone and soft tissue. 

Additionally, it includes an Accustop haptic feedback technology which ensures that the surgeon remains within the virtual boundaries, enabling accurate bone cuts, implant positioning,  and soft tissue preservation.

Reportedly, with this technology, patients experience less post-operative pain, speedy recovery, shorter hospital stays, minimal blood loss, and smaller scars. 

During the launch event, Dr Collopy and his team conducted joint replacement surgeries for two patients with Mako Robotic arm-assisted surgery system for the first time in South Mumbai.

At the launch, Zahabiya Khorakiwala, MD, Mako Robotic-arm, Wockhardt Hospitals, said, 'œThis step underscores our commitment to continuously improve patient outcomes through introduction of cutting-edge technology. Along with our highly skilled surgical team and comprehensive post-operative & rehab care capabilities, the Mako Robotic-Arm assisted technology enables Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central to bring the best healthcare to its patients and truly become the centre of excellence in Bone & Joint care. '

Wockhardt Hospitals is a leading health service provider in India. It is a part of Wockhardt Ltd, India's 5th largest pharmaceutical and healthcare company with a presence in 20 countries across the globe.

The hospital follows process-driven quality systems that adhere to international standards of clinical care, safe environment, infection control, and respect for patient rights & privacy. It aims to enrich the quality of life of every patient in a caring and nurturing environment.

While the Stryker Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery technology is designed to support surgeons in providing patients a personalised surgical experience. It uses a 3D model of the patient's hip or knee to pre-plan and assist the surgeon in performing joint replacement surgery. 

The surgical component of the Mako is a highly calibrated arm, equipped with a specialised cutting tool. As of 2023, Mako Systems have been installed across 35 countries, and more than one million Mako procedures have been performed worldwide.

In another significant instance, IIT-Guwahati developed a new AI model that can predict the severity of knee osteoarthritis by analysing X-ray images. This development benefits doctors to diagnose and treat the disease more accurately and efficiently. 


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