Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam's MJRC Clinic


The First Knee Surgery Performed With I-Assist in India

A Great Success!


Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam, a renowned orthopedic surgeon in India, has successfully performed for the first time a knee surgery using the innovative I-Assist device.

Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam used the revolutionary I-Assist device to perform knee surgery on a 55 years old woman in Chennai. The I-Assist was used for the first time in India and was a tremendous success. The device helped the surgeon achieve increased accuracy during the surgery and the best alignment of the knees.

The I-Assist is a modern surgical guidance system which was designed to improve the accuracy during the total knee replacement procedures. The device helps the surgeon perfectly align the knee implants according to each patient's anatomy, providing a personalized fit and customized total knee replacement. The alignment is achieved intra operatively. The implants are not custom built. The gadget incorporates all the latest-technological guidance applications into a half-palm sized electronic display, linked to the operating field itself.

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During the procedure, the surgeon is able to keep the visual focus on the operating field, compared to other navigation systems which require the repetitive back and forth transfer of the surgeon’s gaze from the computer monitor to the operating field.

Advantages of using the I-Assist:

  • No capital equipment investment by the hospital
  • Intuitively integrates with the surgeon's existing instrumentation for the knee replacement procedure
  • No pre-operative imaging is required.
  • No waiting time for the  patient
  • Minimally-invasive procedure.
  • Diminishes the surgeon's operating time.

"We are really proud of the successful outcome we achieved by using the innovative I-Assist Device for the first time in India. From now own patients will be able to undergo a less-invasive, faster and less painful total knee replacement surgery, thanks to this revolutionary navigation system. We are the first clinic in Chennai, India to use this device, and we hope that we will be able to help as many patients as possible get access to this revolutionary device,"  said Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam.

According to Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam the I-Assist device is of utmost importance especially for young patients who have to undergo either simple or complicated total knee replacement. Many young patients who need this procedure come with additional problems in the knee making the procedure more complicated, such as bone deformities from accidents. Using the traditional instruments to get a perfect alignment of the knees would be impossible in these patients.

Pramod Goel, CEO and Founder of PlacidWay Medical Tourism Company"Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam is one of the most experienced and dedicated orthopedic surgeons in India. We are happy for his achievement and we hope that patients from all over the world will be able to benefit from this amazing device, the I-Assist. Combining the latest technology with the precision of a skilled surgeon will inevitably lead to a successful outcome, and this is what Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam offers to all his patients," added Pramod Goel, CEO and Founder of PlacidWay Medical Tourism Company.

About Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam

Dr. A. K. Venkatachalam is the founder of the MJRC Clinic located in Chennai, India. Among the doctor's achievements in the orthopedic field can be included: the launch of the proxima hip replacement, gender specific knee replacement, high flex knee replacement, shoulder replacements, painless surgery, day care surgery, as well as the I-Assist Device. Dr. Venkatachalam is a board certified consultant Orthopedic surgeon and has amassed vast experience in Joint replacement surgery in UK, Belgium& the middle east.

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