Sakra Institute of Bone & Joints organized the 2nd Annual Indo-Japanese Knee Course

About 150 Doctors from all over India participated in live demonstration of surgical procedures, case studies and discussion on computer navigation, robotic & custom knee replacement, This was the first of such course in Karnataka where different ways of knee replacement which includes Traditional, Computer assisted, Robotic and Custom knee replacement was demonstrated

Bengaluru, 10th December 2017: Sakra Institute of Bone & Joints today organised the 2nd Annual Indo-Japanese Knee Course in the city. As a part of the Indo-Japanese exchange program a live surgery workshop and conference by Indian & Japanese doctors was conducted which was attended by many doctors from all over the country. The course highlighted a comprehensive update on Computer navigation, robotic & custom knee replacement.

The course was presided by Dr. Tomohiro Onodera, Lecturer Orthopedics Department, Hokkaido University, Sapporo Japan and Dr. Chandrashekar P, Head & Senior Consultant, Institute of Bone & Joints at Sakra World Hospital. Other faculty at the Indo-Japanese course included leading doctors such as Prof. Rajesh Malhotra from AIIMS (Delhi), Dr. Vivek Neginhal from Saint Mary’s Medical Center (USA).

“This is a great platform for doctors from both the countries to exchange knowledge & expertise on the latest trends and techniques in advanced knee replacement procedures. We are always looking at setting a new standard in the realms of Total Knee Replacement surgery. This course will definitely benefit the doctors and the end patients and we look forward to collaborate in future for more such innovative updates in healthcare. For the first times in India Custom Knee Replacement surgery was demonstrated and Robotic Knee Replacement was demonstrated first time in Karnataka “said Dr. Chandrashekar. P, Head & Senior Consultant, Sakra Institute of Bone and Joints, Sakra World Hospital.

The one-day course which was divided into two sessions included topics like conventional Knee replacement, Computer robotic & custom knee replacement. Two live surgeries were performed, one on high flex computer navigated knee replacement by Dr. Chandrasekhar. P, Head & Senior Consultant, Sakra Institute of Bone and Joints, Sakra World Hospital and the other on pocket navigation /computer navigated unicondylar Knee replacement by Dr. Rajesh Malhotra from Head Department Orthopedics, AIIMS (Delhi).


Organizing Committee

Dr. Chandrashekar P.

Courses Chairman
Sakra Indo-Japanese Knee Course

Dr. Banarji B. H.

Organizing Secretary
Sakra Indo-Japanese Knee Course

Dr. Nataraj H. M.

Organizing Joint Secretary

Dr. Nagaraj H S.

Scientific Committee

Dr. Adarsh Babu K.

Technical Committee


Registration, Inauguration & Breakfast (8 am to 9 am)

Session 1 – Conventional Knee Replacement (9 am to 10.30 am)

Evolution of various designs of Knee Replacement Implant – Dr. Nataraj H M

How I do my conventional Primary Knee Replacement – Dr. A S Thennavan.

The Choice of Implant in difficult Primary Total Knee Arthroplasty – Dr. Vijay Mohan

Measured Resectors vs. Gap Balancers – Dr. Gopinathan P

What’s my Femoral and Tibial Rotation – Dr. A S Thennavan.

TKA in Extra Articular Deformities – Dr. Rajesh Malhotra.

TKA in Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis – Dr. Gopinathan P

Co-relation between Patella femoral Joint Pressure and Knee Kinematics after Total Knee Arthroplasty –Dr. Tomohiro Onodera

Patellofemoral Arthroplasty with Tibial Tubercle Transfer (Case Report) - Dr. Chandrashekar P


Tea Break (10.30 am to 10.45 am)

Live Surgery (10.45 am to 12:00 pm)

High Flex Computer Navigated Knee Replacement – Dr. Chandrashekar P

Session 2 – Computer, Robotic and Custom Knee Replacement (12:00 pm to 1:30 pm)

History of Computer assisted Navigation Replacement - Dr. Nataraj H M

Basics of Navigation Surgery and How I do my Navigation Knee Replacement? - Dr. Ramesh Chandra K

Conventional Vs Computer Navigation Knee Replacement – Dr. Rajesh Malhotra

Why surgeons need to customize their Knee Replacement? – Dr. Vivek Neginal

Hand Held Navigation System – Dr. Rajesh Malhotra

Is CAS in TKA mainstream? – Dr. Chandrashekar P.

Lunch Break (1:30 pm to 2:00 pm)

Live Surgery (2:00 pm to 3:15 pm)

Pocket Navigation/Computer Navigated Unicondylar Knee Replacement – Dr. Rajesh Malhotra

Tea Break (3:15pm to 3:30 pm)

Video Demonstration (3:30 pm to 4:15 pm)

Robotic Total Knee and Unicondylar Replacement – Dr. Vivek Neginal

Symposium (4:15 pm to 5:00 pm)

Navigation vs. Robotics vs. Conventional Knee Replacement – All Faculty

Key Speakers

Dr. Nao Shibanuma

Dr. Tomohiro Onodera

Orthopedics Department, Hokkaido University,
Sapporo Japan
Dr. Chandrashekar P.

Dr. Chandrashekar P.

HOD & Senior Consultant
Sakra Institute of Bone & Joints,
Bangalore, India
Prof. Rajesh Malhotra

Prof. Rajesh Malhotra

Head, Dept of Orthopedics AllMS,
Delhi, India
Dr. Vivek Neginhal

Dr. Vivek Neginhal

Director of Joint Replacement at Saint Mary’s Medical Center,
Huntington, USA
Dr RameshChandra K

Dr. Ramesh Chandra K

Managing Director & Chief Orthopedic Surgeon,
Zoi Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
Dr. Vijayamohan S.

Dr. Vijayamohan S.

Lead Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics,
Aster Medcity , Kochi, India
Dr. Banarji B. H.

Dr. Banarji B. H.

Senior Consultant – Sakra Institute of Bone and Joints,
Bangalore, India
Dr. Nataraj H. M.

Dr. Nataraj H. M.

Consultant – Sakra Institute of Bone and Joints,
Bangalore, India
Dr. Gopinathan P

Prof. Gopinathan P

Senior orthopedic & Joint Replacement surgeon,
GMC Ortho Trust, Calicut
Dr. Vivek Neginhal

Dr. A S Thennavan

Senior Consultant, Department of Orthopaedics,
KMCH, Coimbatore


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