Orthopaedics and Joint Replacement
His expertise is in Primary and Revision Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy surgery, and Complex Trauma.
Dr Rajib Basu graduated from Calcutta National Medical college in 1995 with the basic medical degree. After completing my medical training in Kolkata, I proceeded to the UK for higher surgical training. I completed my MRCS and FRCS from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
He joined the MCh (Master in Orthopaedic Surgery) course at the University of Dundee and secured the Ian Smilie Award in 2004 for securing the first position in the exit examination.
After obtaining further surgical training in various hospitals in and around London, He returned to Kolkata and joined AMRI Hospitals.
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.