TOTAL ARTHROPLASTIES OF THE KNEE AND HIP BONE WITH BIONIC MATERIALS, ROBOTICALLY PERFORMED
The Clinic of Robotic Orthopedic Knee and Hip Surgery Metropolitan General focuses on the use of modern technology and of the new “bionic” materials.
It has performed a large number of procedures for the knee, hip bone and shoulder, with outstanding results. The scientific staff has been certified by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Stanmore/London/U.K and it follows the most modern protocols for the treatment of arthritis of the large joints.
Α. The technological revolution in prosthetic materials, through biomedical mechanics, has lead us in programming robotically the prosthetic material, which is implanted, in order the new “bionic” joint to be able to imitate the resistance and the movement of our normal joint.
The bionic prosthetic material for the knee and the hip bone is designed to cooperate with the digital world. The “artificial” intelligence is incorporated to the patient’s joint, increasing the mobility and the functionality of the joint that is degenerated, beyond what is foreseen and earlier than what we were believing till today.
- Patients follow a special pre-operative protocol. For example, the “bionic knee”, which is the evolution of every type of knee, which is assimilated very well by each human body. It opens, closes, extends, without effort, it is stable, it gives the security to lean on it, it does not pain, and it resists in time.
- All the last studies show a long-term survival of these particular prosthetic materials (more than 30 years) at a percentage more than 90%, and this gives us the possibility to use it at younger patients.
- The procedure is performed bases on a personalized pre-operative planning, which is approved or modified by the attending physician.
In this way, we match the prosthetic material with the anatomical morphology of the patient and the contrary.
- Robotic sensors will confirm us the initial planning during the procedure or state-of-the-art arms (actively or potentially active robotic systems) which offers exclusively in Greece Metropolitan Health Group, and they will perform the osteotomies with millimeter accuracy.
Τhe surgical error is annihilated, since the robot does not execute orders at non-mapped areas of the joint, which are not recorded in its memory.
- The arthroplasty is completed in 30 - 40 minutes.
- Local - regional anesthesia takes place, which blocks the pain receptors.
The result is that the patient is mobilized in 1-2 hours after the completion of the procedure and he walks easily without external support (crutches, walking supports).
- The minimal interventional surgical technique limits the muscular destruction.
- It minimizes the risk of losing blood and transfusions are not performed.
- During the procedure, catheters and drainages are not use and in a few hours, the patient climbs stairs, since the minimal interventional access technique maintains intact the extending mechanism of the joint.
- The possibility of complications (inflammation, thrombophlebitis) is annihilated.
- Special protocols for quick recovery without using opioids, eliminate the post-operative pain.
- The duration of hospitalization is limited to 1-2 days.
The patients, before the interventions, are informed with electronical files for the treatment options for their diseases, they observe their personalized here-dimensional designing of the procedure and after its completion they receive an envelope with complete data about the method, the prosthetic materials and their certification.
Β. Clinic of Robotic Orthopedic Knee and Hip Surgery, in cases of patient that are not in the last stage of arthritis, follows therapeutical protocols of implanting autologous adult stem cells, approved by the European Dug Association. It cooperates with the Βiology Department of Athens Academy and it is a Educational Center for Biological Therapies in Southern Europe.
Dr. Stavros Alevrogiannis, MD, PhD, Orthopaedic surgeon
Georgios Peppas, Orthopaedic surgeon
Michail Tsiblakis Orthopaedic surgeon
Contact telephone number: +30 210 650 2169, +30 210 650 2000