Augmented Reality-assisted knee surgeries gain popularity with better outcomes


The use of Augmented Reality (AR) has gained popularity with advancement in medical technology. Pioneering the use of AR, orthopaedic surgeons in the Bengaluru city are performing knee replacements with enhanced accuracy, resulting in optimal implant positioning, improved joint function, and lasting pain relief. AR-assisted surgeries leverage specialised glasses to display real-time precise calculations, facilitating minimally invasive procedures as they enable pre-planned measures and outcomes to be mapped out.

Dr Sunil G Kini, another expert in the field, pointed to the significant cost advantage of AR-assisted surgery compared to robotic procedures, he also revealed a significant advantage of AR-assisted surgery: a reduced risk of fat embolism compared to conventional knee replacements.