IIT Kanpur designs cheap knee implants

These implants  would soon replace the costly internationally designed models and make the treatment economical. IIT Kanpur will provide technical support to GSVM Medical College to jointly design these knee implants within six months.

The implants, currently being used for treatment cost between Rs 35,000 to 40,000. However, with the new indigenously designed implants the cost would come down to approximately around Rs 13,000.

“For people suffering from knee pain, a technique known as High Tibial Osteotomy (HTO) can serve as a substitute for knee replacement surgery. It has a faster recovery period and is significantly cheaper.”

“Internationally designed implants made HTO  extremely expensive for patients. This compelled us to start designing our own cost effective implants,  for patients,” Prof Anand Swaroop, principal and Head of the Orthopaedic Department of GSVM Medical College said.

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