Ranjan Sachdev, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Central Kansas Medical Center, will be presenting a paper at an upcoming international conference. Dr. Sachdev will travel to the Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA) Oct. 6-9 in Dubai.
"Arthroplasty is just another name for joint-replacement surgery," Dr. Sachdev explained. "I am very humbled and gratified to be asked to share information with other surgeons from throughout the world."
There have been many breakthroughs in total-joint replacement during recent years. ISTA provides a forum to discuss the development of surgical devices and instrumentation to advance these modern techniques, Dr. Sachdev said.
The 23rd annual Congress of ISTA will present clinical and basic science research from around the globe. Topics will include hip and knee arthroplasty; enabling technologies; non-arthroplasty procedures and issues; and spine, shoulder and small joint arthroplasty.
"This is a highly prestigious organization," he noted. "I am eager to learn as much as I can at the conference."
Dr. Sachdev’s Great Bend practice is called Central Kansas Orthopaedics, which is located on CKMC’s first floor. He and his team use a computer-navigated surgery system called OrthoPilot. The system allows for accuracy and soft-tissue balance, leading to an easier recovery.
"Without OrthoPilot," Dr. Sachdev said, "it is often difficult to predict some scenarios. Most good surgeons can do well by eyeballing the situation, but the computer can double check and ensure that everything is lined up just right during surgery."
Dr. Sachdev, who was trained at the Mayo Clinic and was the first surgeon in Kansas to use OrthoPilot, has been at CKMC for almost a year. He has evening clinics until 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays to accommodate patients’ schedules.