Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) has achieved a significant milestone in Total Knee Replacement (TKR) surgery, becoming the first hospital in Malaysia to offer TKR surgery as a daycare service, utilising the advanced MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted System. This advancement in orthopaedic care represents a notable step forward in medical care and highlights SJMC’s dedication to utilising advanced technology and providing patient-centred services.
The MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted System is one of the biggest developments in joint replacement surgery. It is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. The technology is a game-changer, bringing new levels of precision and customisation to the joint replacement process.
MAKO uses a 3D CT-based planning software so surgeons can know more about the patient’s anatomy to create a personalised joint replacement surgical plan. It enables surgeons to execute their surgical plans more accurately, protects soft tissue and ligaments from damage, and offers a less painful experience than conventional joint replacement.
What is Daycare TKR Surgery?
Daycare TKR surgery is a procedure that allows patients to go home on the same day as their surgery. This is made possible by a combination of factors, including:
- The use of robot-assisted surgery: The MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted System enables surgeons to perform TKR surgery with greater precision and accuracy. This can result in less pain, shorter recovery times, and improved outcomes for patients.
- Enhanced recovery after surgery (ERAS): ERAS is a set of protocols designed to help patients recover from surgery more quickly and efficiently. These protocols include things like multimodal pain management, early mobilisation, and blood conservation.
What are the advantages of Daycare TKR?
Daycare TKR offers several advantages over traditional TKR surgery, including:
- Shorter hospital stay and faster recovery time
- Reduced risk of infection and complications
- Increased patient satisfaction
Who is eligible for Daycare TKR?
Not all patients are eligible for Daycare TKR. Patients must meet certain criteria, such as being in good overall health, having a strong support system at home, and being able to comply with post-operative instructions.
If you are considering TKR surgery, be sure to talk to your doctor about whether daycare TKR surgery is right for you. SJMC’s team of orthopaedic surgeons can help you make the best decision for your health and well-being.
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