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Imam Abdul Rahman Al Faisal Hospital inaugurates the first joint replacement device in the Kingdom and the fifth in the world with advanced medical technologies

Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal National Guard Hospital in Dammam inaugurated yesterday, Sunday, the latest robot for joint surgery, which is the first in the Kingdom and the fifth in the world, in the presence of a number of doctors and specialists in the field of orthopaedics. The orthopaedic , joint and spine surgery consultant at the hospital, Dr. Khaled Al-Asiri, explained in an interview, that Imam Abdul Rahman Al Faisal Hospital was the first to start using the modern version of the device, as the hospital is the first centre in the Kingdom and the fifth globally that embraces the modern version of the device.

He pointed out that this version of the device is supported by higher artificial intelligence to allow the surgeon to interact during the operation with the robot to give better results for the installation of the artificial joint. Many operations were performed with the robot and proved their success during the operations and post operations, excellent results also achieved as the pain after the operation decreased and the patient was able to discharge in a shorter time and the initial results are promising in terms of joint balance and life span.

The future of joint surgery

And Dr. Al-Asiri indicated that the device is the future in joint surgery through what is provided by the Health Affairs in the Ministry of National Guard in line with the Kingdom's vision 2030 to employ modern technologies that help citizens to improve surgical operations and serve citizens healthily, including this device. The Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs provided this device, which helps us to perform operations better and so that the operations are not exclusively on the particular hospital, we started conducting workshops and a surgical week to spread this technology to our fellow surgeons in several hospitals in the Eastern Province so that they can benefit from the technology. Imam Abdul Rahman Al Faisal Hospital will be an approved training centre for the device.

Before and after the device

As for the operations before and after using the device, Dr. Al-Asiri mentioned that before the device, the patient used to take a long time in the hospital, exceeding 5-6 days, such as the length of his stay after the operation, and a long time in treatment outside the hospital for physiotherapy may extend to 12 weeks. With the presence of this device, most patients do not stay in the hospital more than one to two days, after which he can walk from the first day and bend the knee as well. The other characteristic is that the patient does not exceed 3 weeks to stay after rehabilitation physical therapy and there is a big difference. The imaging and radiological results during the operation prove the knee's balance and its return to the basic anatomy of the joint very precisely, which may not be accessible to the surgeon with the naked eye.

Quality of service

Al-Asiri valued the Kingdom's unlimited support in health care, which is reflected in the quality of health services and helps doctors and surgeons to provide high health care. He assured that the National Guard Health Affairs is keen to follow up on all new in the field of medical technologies, and use what benefits the health of patients to spread it for all surgeons. The National Guard Health Affairs is keeping pace with the Kingdom's vision 2030 in introducing distinctive technologies in the medical field, and everything that would advance the health of citizens in the Kingdom.

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11/10/2021 10:25 AM

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