Cool orthopedic surgeon adopt the use of Digital light box for pre-operative Orthopedic Knee Surgery planning
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Senior Group Captain Chumroonkiet Leelasestaporn, M.D. Director of Total Joint Replacement Center of Vejthani Hospital evaluates a study comparing the use and non-use of Navigation system (Image guided surgery) after collecting the result from a number of patients treated by total knee replacement surgery. The result shows that the position of knee implant using an image guided surgery system can reduce the deviation of knee implant position by 53.8% and the best accurate placement is the objective of this surgical treatment due to the fact that there’s only 2-3 degree of error can lead to the pain of patient, implant wear, loosening and need for revision. Therefore, accuracy plays a great role for total knee replacement, and it could help extends the use of knee artificial. By using this computer assisted surgical system, surgeon can view the real-time movement of knee joint continuously, most especially if surgeon decides to operate by using minimal invasive technique that can decrease patient recovery time, there is the limitation of visualization that can create the misplacement of knee implant. Consequently, computer assisted surgery helps a lot in minimal invasive technique and also allow surgeon to recheck the accuracy inside the operating room and no need to wait and see the result of post operative X-Ray.

Best Orthopedic Knee Surgery with intelligent medical equipment at Vejthani TJR Center.
Senior Group Captain Chumroonkiet Leelasestaporn, M.D. Director of Total Joint Replacement Center of Vejthani Hospital evaluates a study comparing the use and non-use of Navigation system (Image guided surgery) after collecting the result from a number of patients treated by total knee replacement surgery. The result shows that the position of knee implant using an image guided surgery system can reduce the deviation of knee implant position by 53.8% and the best accurate placement is the objective of this surgical treatment due to the fact that there’s only 2-3 degree of error can lead to the pain of patient, implant wear, loosening and need for revision. Therefore, accuracy plays a great role for total knee replacement, and it could help extends the use of knee artificial. By using this computer assisted surgical system, surgeon can view the real-time movement of knee joint continuously, most especially if surgeon decides to operate by using minimal invasive technique that can decrease patient recovery time, there is the limitation of visualization that can create the misplacement of knee implant. Consequently, computer assisted surgery helps a lot in minimal invasive technique and also allow surgeon to recheck the accuracy inside the operating room and no need to wait and see the result of post operative X-Ray.

Pre-operative Orthopedic Knee Surgery planning
Vejthani TJR Center brought the image guided surgery system not just only to use increase the efficiency of total knee replacement surgery, but they also bring Digital Lightbox, to help surgeon plan the surgery pre-operatively. The benefit of this system is that the surgeon can quickly and easily browse the patients database on-line and off-line , for example CT-Scan, MRI, X-ray and other digital information, which are already prepared in the hospital network, it can save more time and also can give opportunity for the surgeon to see the patients data in digital 3D view, magnify, adjust angle, modify and measuring the best optimum knee implant model for each particular patient pre-operatively by using dedicated knee templating software that equipped in digital lightbox system.

Image Guide Surgery System and Digital lightbox are the most Hi-End medical technology equipment that give opportunity to surgeon to view the most important information of patients, it helps the surgeon plan the best location via digital lightbox, position the knee implant with the help of Navigation system and the most important is that both technologies can be very useful in the condition of patient.

Best Total Knee Replacement Surgery in Thailand

Nevertheless, Chumroonkiet Leelasestaporn,M.D. Emphasized that total knee replacement surgery is the most important operation for the first time patient, because not only patient need to pay a lot of money for revision surgery, but also the implant cost for revision is more expensive than the normal implant as well as the result is not as good as the first surgery. Especially, patient who potentially have the activity that cause high impact stresses on implant, contact sport or marathon runner have a high chance to have another total knee operation. Therefore, it is important for the patient to study and consult the doctor for the best treatment plan and procedure. Good news! Because there are a wide variety of knee implant model that can be customized to match to the patients not only knee joint size, but also sex, age, weight and life style.

About our Cool Orthopedic Surgeon

Name: Senior Group Captain Chumroonkiet Leelasestaporn, M.D.

Specialties: Arthroplasty Surgeon (HIP & KNEE), Computer-Assisted Surgery in Arthroplasty

Qualifications

Education:

M.D. 1984 Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
B.S.C. 1982 Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2002 Computer Assisted Surgery in TKA Training Workshop THAILAND of Orthopilot System Tuttingen Germany
  • 2003 Computer Assisted Surgery in TKA Training + Workshop of Ci System Perth Australia
  • 2005 Computer Assisted Surgery in HIP Resurfacing Surgery (ASR) Cadarveric workshop: BELGIUM

TRAINING

  • 1990-1994 Knee Arthroplasty Fellowship, Insall Scott Kelly Institute, Newyork, USA.
  • 1987-1990 Medical Resident, Bhumibol Adulyadej Hospital, Royal,
    Thai Air Force Medical Service. 1984-1985 Medical Internship, Bhumibol Adulyadej
  • Hospital, Royal, Thai Air Force Medical Service.

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