Ahmedabad: Renowned orthopedic surgeon Dr. Manish Shah performed live knee surgery using his patented KNE3WIZ technology at the Digital Orthopedic Technology workshop in Ahmedabad today.
The live surgery was performed at the Digital Orthopedic Technology Workshop 2020 (DOT 2020) conducted by SEA (Surgeon Education Academy) at Ahmedabad a first of its kind workshop focusing on the evolution of Knee Arthroplasty.
Speaking about this feat the inventor of KNE3WIZ technology Dr. Manish Shah said, “The KNE3WIZ technology is a highly accurate Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery process that builds on all the previous existing technologies to create an augmented system that assesses each use case individually and offers unparalleled precision solution. The product overcomes all the problems faced by conventional and modern TKR surgeries like Patient Specific Instrumentation Surgery, Robotic Surgery as well as Computer Assisted Surgery while saving a significant amount of time as well as money.”
Attended by over 150 orthopedic and joint replacement surgeons around the country, DOT2020 is India’s first hands-on-workshop with individualized training for bone registration with digital devices. The workshop also included personal workstations for the attending delegates to receive firsthand training on 3D planning for efficient knee replacements in addition to covering the basic tenets of Total Knee Replacement (TKR). The participants also learned to plan and procure 3D printed solutions for TKR.
Post workshop the visiting surgeons were shown the live surgery performed by Dr. Manish Shah and his team using the very innovative Kne3Wiz tool developed by Dr. Shah. Kne3Wiz has been designed as fully surgeon dependent system where once the CT scan gets loaded, the surgeon registers anatomical landmarks, aligns the prosthetic knee, chooses the implant design and finalizes its position. The surgeon then uses the Kne3wiz jig to recreate his or her operative plan with precision, saving both time and money.
Speaking about the DOT2020 Dr. Rakesh Rajput, Sr. Joint Replacement Surgeon and Convener of the conference said “The Digital Orthopedic Technology Workshop was the first of its kind with a keen focus on Knee Arthroplasty. The Conference was a must for Orthopedic Surgeons, Orthopedic Trainees (Fellows) and Teaching Faculty from the Orthopedic Department as they gained a clear understanding of various technological advances in TKR today. Modern technology has crossed thresholds and made rapid advances in the field of knee arthroplasty. From simple 2D vinyl templates to augmented 3D templating, from early computer navigation, to cutting-edge 3D printed patient specific instrument guides and robotics. It has been a monumental shift, and for surgeons, it is imperative to distinguish between a genuine technological advancement and an all-out marketing blitz.”
Mr. Ketan Jajal who has over twenty years of experience in medical device innovation and has more than ten patents to this name including a few for surgical robotics, further added, “ Be it old fashioned computer navigation or the most recent robotic bone mapping, achieving precise bone registrations using the digital device is the cornerstone of success for any technology driven surgery assist system. In that order, we bring you India’s first hands-on-workshop with individualized training for bone registration with digital devices.”