First Robotic-Assisted Surgery Becomes a Success Story for Dubai

Robotic Assisted Knee Surgeries

Dubai is often called ‘The City of Future’. A new success story was added to its credit when an Emirati national, Ahmad Al Rais’ robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery became successful.

The 47-year old was one of the two patients to undergo a partial/ full knee replacement using the Navio Surgical System at Mediclinic City Hospital. Ahmad was suffering from a knee condition for over two years.

With the help of a robotic-assisted handpiece, the Navio Surgical System enables a surgeon to plan the surgery accurately while minimizing errors and also positions the implants properly. Considering artificial intelligence solutions, the system offers total and partial knee replacements ensuring precision and accuracy of the patients. It also decreases the length of time for recovery.

About two years ago, Ahmad was suffering from an injury on his left knee while playing football, but he was able to move after about two-hours of the surgery.

The surgery also removed the damaged surfaces of the knee, balance the joint and position the implant with precision by collecting specific information about the patient. Synchronized with the hands of a surgeon the Navio system works on the unique anatomy of each patient and achieves a great precise positioning of the knee implant. This can help to improve the function, feel, and potential longevity of the implant.

As per recent studies, one percent revision of the procedure is needed within two years after the surgery. But it is actually four times lower than other conventional technique of knee replacement.

The Emirati had started his first out of eight physiotherapy sessions, and to accelerate his recovery he is already going for daily walks.