Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement
His expertise is in Primary and Revision Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy surgery, and Complex Trauma.
Dr Rajib Basu, a Senior Consultant in the department of Orthopaedics & Joint Replacement, pursued higher studies in the UK to become a Member and a Fellow from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. While he underwent training in the UK for more than a decade, he has also been a tutor at the Basic Surgical Skills Course at the Ninewells Hospital & Medical School, Dundee, Scotland, under the supervision of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. Keenly interested in recent developments in the world of orthopaedic surgery and research, he won the coveted Ian Smillie Award in 2004 for academic distinction in the Master of Orthopaedic Surgery course at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Since his return to India, he has been attached with the AMRI Group in Kolkata, where, besides regularly treating patients, he works towards organising the AO (Orthopaedic) Course and FRCS examination in centres across India. His ambition is to work and develop the best Trauma and Lower Limb Arthroplasty centre in the region.
A state-of-the-art knee replacement implant built from oxynium, which is much more resilient, was done for the first time in Kolkata. Oxynium is a derivative of titanium, with a special coating that is black in colour, giving the implant its name. Unlike knee implants made of cobalt chrome, which last around 15 years and need to be replaced, oxynium knee replacements can survive without any hassles for around 35 years. It is much better for younger people, there is no debris like is noticed in ceramic implants, and the lubricating surface is much better, causing minimal abrasion.
Mesh & Glue is the latest technology where sutures are not needed for surgeries and there is hardly any scar. The technology as used for the first time in Eastern India on a patient of TKR, where instead of stitching or stapling, the Mesh & Glue tape was used like a Band-Aid. The mesh was put on the knee that has undergone surgery, and glue was applied on the layer, using a glue pen that has a brush attached to it. The glue dries up within a few minutes and a bandage dressing is used as an extra layer of precaution. Mesh & Glue is disposable, with there being no need for the patient to return to the hospital for dressing or cutting of stitches, and they can peel it off like a Band-Aid even at home.