nikhil pradhan's
 Cheshire Hip and Knee Clinic

Specialist: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, Sports injury & general orthopaedics
iASSIST Total knee replacement
Mr Nikhil Pradhan, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon has performed the first iASSIST Total knee replacement in the UK at Spire Cheshire Hospital Zimmer iASSIST Knee is an advanced surgical guidance system designed to improve the accuracy and alignment of total knee replacement surgery.

Zimmer iASSIST Knee helps to assist the surgeon in precisely aligning knee implants to each patient’s unique anatomy, providing a personalised fit.

How it works

Traditional knee replacements may use instruments placed inside the thigh or shin bone to assist with alignment and positioning. The iASSIST knee system allows surgeons to create a straight joint without using these invasive methods.

The surgeon attaches a two to three cm pod to a tiny one cm spike at the bottom of the thigh bone. The pod contains a sensor that responds to movement, like the sensors in a smartphone which turn the text the right way up when you turn the phone on its side.

The pod transmits information via bluetooth wire-free technology which communicates to a computer - to help the surgeon pinpoint exactly where to position the new joint.

The surgeon then moves the patient’s knee through 12 positions and the computer calculates when the joint is in the correct place.

Zimmer iASSIST Knee System requires no complex imaging equipment or additional surgical incisions, it aims to deliver the best possible fit for patients undergoing total knee replacement.

Read the full article and Mr Pradhan's comments on the Daily Mail website Click Here
Spire Cheshire Hospital
Fir Tree Close,Stretton Warrington,
Cheshire WA4 4LU
Tel: 01925710401
Fax: 01925710401
Consultant in Trauma and
Orthopaedic Surgery

Warrington Hospital NHS Trust
Lovely Lane Warrington
Cheshire WA5 1QG
Tel. 01925662758
Fax. 01925 662211