Dr Perazzini at the Istanbul’s Arthroschool Webinar/
The Clinica San Francesco’s 2022 closed with an important prestigious event, confirming its vocation of national and international reference centre for robotic orthopaedic surgery.
On Tuesday 13rd December 2022 Dr Piergiuseppe Perazzini, director of Orthopaedic and Traumatology Functional Unit, attended as lecturer and moderator the international Webinar organized by the Arthroschool of Istanbul – directed by Professor Ibrahim Tuncay of Bezmialem Vakif University – entitled “Robot, navigation, PSI (patient-specific instruments) or surgeon?”, event that brought together leading global experts.
Perazzini’s report, entitled “Makoplasty tricks of DAA THA”, focused on tricks used in robotic hip replacements (THA – Total Hip Arthroplasty) performed by the Mako system with DAA (Direct Anterior Approach), of which Dr Perazzini was forerunner at European level (and not only). In detail, this procedure is one the minimally invasive ones used in total hip replacements and may be associated with a reduction in damage and muscle pain and faster postoperative rehabilitation.
The traditional hip replacement procedures involve the side or back of hip with the risk of causing a significant joint and associated tissue disorder with an incision 20-30 centimeters long. The Direct Anterior Approach instead requires an incision 7-10 centimeters long in the front of hip.
The robotic surgery activity of Dr Perazzini and his team begins in 2011 (after many training trips in the USA) with the first robotic partial knee replacement performed outside US territory, followed in 2012 by the first robotic total hip replacement (always outside USA) and in 2017 by the robotic total knee replacement (first in Italy).
Since 2013 the Clinic is CORE (Centro di Ortopedia Robotica Europeo – European Robotic Orthopaedic Centre), since 2019 “Reference centre for robotic orthopaedic surgery” of Veneto Region and since 2021 reference centre for the Italian Hand Surgery Society (SICM).
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