is a very special environment created and constructed for
Total Joint Replacement surgeries to yield an International
standard World Class results. It is a combinations of:-
Trained Personnel including Joint Replacement surgeons
and his team.
Clean Air Laminar Air flow System which will facilitate
Sterile air media in the surgery zone.
Space suits worn by the personnel specially made by DePuy
company, USA to assure absolute sterile handling of Bones
and Joints and
Computer aided surgery which facilitates current placement
of artificial joint Prostheses so as to match Normal Human
Anatomy. A normative Anatomical data is already established
in the Computer. Based on the Intra-operative findings (during
surgery) surgeon can take control of outcomes by precisely
implementing 3D plans while collecting and analyzing detailed
treatment data. This information reduces the risk of complications,
surgery time, hospitalization time, and artificial joints
wear through suboptimal selection and position of the implant.
Dr. Sushrut Babhulkar wearing the space suit while performing
a Total Knee Joint Replacement Surgery.
What are “Space Suits”?
These are special dresses to
be worn by the Operating surgeon and the immediate assistant.
This comprises of a helmet worn and covered by a space gown.
This is specially imported from Depuy, USA. The space suit which
has electrostatic filter media removes around 91% of the aerosolized
particulates down to 0.1 microns. The gown which is a special
material developed by DuPont, USA, uses Hytrel elastomer, a
barrier material that is both latex and lint free, allows heat
to escape while maintaining fluid-impervious barrier protection
which is not possible with traditional material.
What is “Laminar Air Flow”?
To keep the air clean of dust,
micro-organisms, filtration is the only system available. The
HEPA(High efficiency particulate absolute) filter, the filtration
of air on control velocity condition, can provide cleanliness
of air as defined in the federal standard 209E. The system as
a whole is known as Laminar Flow System. Atmospheric air suction
through 5 micron filter and pass through HEPA filter on controlled
velocity and provide sterile air. The pre- filtered units are
placed in suction points and have adjustable speed blowers with
over temperature protection. The O.T. air is suck via pre-filters
and sent back through Main chamber of HEPA filters placed exactly
over Operation Table. The efficiency of HEPA filters is 99.999%
of all particles larger than 0.3 micron. The velocity of air
outlet is 0.45m/s, which provides “Bio-clean” air
as per Federal Standard 209E. The air flow vertical from the
filter ceiling over the operating table. The air circulation
will be 120 to 400 times depending on the requirement. The laminar
air flow is Ultra cleaned over the entire operating area and
instantly the theatre is bacteria free.
Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh and
other while inauguration of Space theatre facility.