In yet another medical advancement, Apollo Hospitals, Chennai introduces ""the Ideal Knee"" - the future of Total Knee Replacement through a new technique - Attune Rotating Platform Knee Replacement, a first of its kind in South India
The surgery was performed on a 63 year old gentleman from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India who came with severe arthritis and deformity of both knees. He also suffered from other co-morbid conditions like Diabetes Mellitus, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism and Coronary artery disease for which he had undergone a Bypass surgery 5 years ago.
The surgery was performed adopting a new technique - Attune Rotating Platform Knee Replacement using a Minimally Invasive Subvastus approach for both the knees on 09/04/2015.
The patented technologies of Attune like Gradius TM curve & Softcam TM contact enables smooth and stable flexion and extension of the knee joint without any abrupt jerks, which makes the patient even forget that a surgery was ever performed on them!
As all implants are Hi-flexion implants, Attune gives full flexion like normal healthy knee joint.
Advantages of the Minimally Invasive Subvastus approach includes:
The ultimate benefits for the patient from the technique and implant: