Robots Doing Surgeries or Computers Guiding Surgeons? Where Are We Now with Advances in Hip and Knee Care

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There are several advances in the non-operative and operative care of patients with hip and knee problems. Technical and technological innovations have provided a cutting-edge to patients and providers alike. Dr. Thakkar will lead a discussion that will create a solid framework to understand emerging concepts for joint care and provide a glimpse into the future of orthopedics.

Headshot of Savya ThakkarSavyasachi “Savya” Thakkar, M.D., is a hip and knee reconstructive surgeon serving patients in the Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., metro areas. His expertise is in minimally invasive hip and knee surgery, including partial and total hip and knee replacement, outpatient joint replacement and complex revisions after previous joint replacement. Dr. Thakkar uses computer and robotic-assisted techniques for these procedures to provide cutting-edge care to patients with hip and knee arthritis. Currently an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Johns Hopkins, Dr. Thakkar completed his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and stayed for his residency with the Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. He was the first recipient of the Ronald P. Byank leadership award as a chief resident. He continued his training as a knee arthritis and traumatology fellow in Switzerland, followed by an adult reconstruction fellowship in New York. He then pursued the prestigious European Knee Society traveling fellowship focusing on advanced surgical techniques in the management of arthritis. Dr. Thakkar’s research interests include technological advances in the treatment of arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, the economic impact of arthritis and the optimization of hospital protocols for arthritis management. He is also interested in exploring same-day joint replacement surgery to help patients minimize time in the hospital and maximize return to function.

 Event Date
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Start Time: 12:00pm
End Time: 1:00pm
 Location
Via Livestream
Baltimore, Maryland 21218
United States of America
 Contact
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