First-of-its kind procedure by a private healthcare provider in the Kingdom
Saudi German Health, a healthcare pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa, has introduced a first-of-its-kind robotic joint (hip and knee) replacement surgery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This milestone comes following Saudi German Health’s commitment to enhance healthcare standards in the Kingdom to make a positive impact on people’s lives and relieve their suffering.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) surgery involves the removal of arthritic bone and damaged cartilage and replacing them with hip implants designed to replicate the hip joint. Knee replacement is a procedure that involves the removal of damaged bone and cartilage to restore the functions of severely damaged knee joints and replace them with artificial joints or prostheses.
Partial knee replacement is a procedure suggested to individuals with moderately deformed knee, degenerative joints, or post-traumatic arthritis. It is also an alternative for adults with osteoarthritis (OA) in only one or two of the three compartments of the knee joint. In a partial knee replacement, only the damaged area in the joint is replaced with a prosthesis, minimizing trauma to healthy bone and tissue.
This technology provides the surgeon with a patient-specific 3D model to pre-plan hip and knee replacement. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm based on a patient-specific plan. This helps the specialist to focus on removing the diseased bone, helping to preserve healthy bone.
Dr. Khalid A. Batterjee, Vice President of Saudi German Health and Head of Orthopedic Surgery, said: “Hip joint replacement is intended for individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fracture of the neck of the femur or functional deformity of the hip. Knee replacement is recommended when severe pain due to osteoarthritis limits the patient’s everyday activities. Our medical facilities are managed by highly skilled and trained medical professionals and equipped with the most advanced medical equipment, which demonstrates our commitment to quality patient care.”
Dr. Khalid Batterjee and his team have successfully performed multiple operations at Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah using this breakthrough technology. This highly precise, minimally invasive robotic surgery provides better clinical outcomes with less need for future revisions. Dr. Khalid Batterjee and other Saudi German Health orthopedic surgeons will be offering this procedure to eligible patients at Saudi German Hospital in Jeddah.
Makarem Sobhi Batterjee, President and Executive Vice Chairman, Saudi German Health, said: “We are glad to become the first private hospital to offer robotic joint replacement surgery in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. We are fully committed to providing our patients with the best treatment possible, giving them a chance to live a normal and healthy life.”
About Saudi German Hospitals:
Saudi German Hospital, part of Saudi German Health, is one of the largest networks of private hospitals in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). With 11 hospitals, 2700 beds and over 8,500 medical administrative staff, more than 2.5 million patients receive world-class healthcare solutions at Saudi German Hospital every year.
Saudi German Hospital has established strong affiliations with both local and international healthcare institutions such as Saudi-based Batterjee Medical College and the number one hospital in the US, Mayo Clinic. The hospitals group have state-of-the-art facilities, renowned physicians, multilingual teams, and a deep commitment to innovation, as exemplified by its International Visiting Professor Program.