Dr. Rajeev Puri Performs First Surgery of Its Kind in Greater Chicagoland Area

On June 20, 2022, Dr. Rajeev Puri performed the first smart knee replacement in the greater Chicago area. Dr. Puri performed the innovative procedure at AMITA Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Kankakee at 500 W. Court St. Our specialty-trained joint replacement doctors are available to see patients in Bourbonnais at 6712 N. Convent St., in Frankfort at 19552 S. Harlem Ave. or in Watseka at 200 Fairman Ave. Patients seeking specialized care for their joint pain are encouraged to call (815) 928-8050 for Bourbonnais or Watseka or (815) 469-3452 for Frankfort to schedule an appointment at OAK Orthopedics. 

Dr. Puri became the region’s first surgeon to successfully implant a smart knee. Dr. Puri used the Persona IQ Knee Implant, or the world’s first smart knee. The smart revolutionary knee technology offers insights and outcome data unlike ever before for both the orthopedic surgeon and their patient. The bottom portion of the Persona IQ implant contains sensors that capture information like the patient’s range of motion, stride length, walking speed and step count. Additionally, this data is then secured and made available immediately for the surgeon, care team and patient to view and assess for follow-up needs through a mobile application. 

“We are dedicated to providing the latest, proven options in musculoskeletal care at OAK Orthopedics because we believe our community deserves a path to living life to the fullest,” said Dr. Puri. “Introducing smart technology in joint replacement is a big step forward in improving care and outcomes for people everywhere, and the joint replacement experts here at OAK Orthopedics are eager to use these new technologies to better serve our patients.”

Dr. Puri earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, where he also interned in general surgery and underwent his orthopedic surgical residency. Dr. Puri later completed two fellowships: the first in foot and ankle reconstruction at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and the second fellowship in hip and knee total joint revision at Indiana Orthopedics in Indianapolis. Additionally, Dr. Puri is a Healthgrades “Five-Star Doctor,” he’s been honored as a Silver Cross Hospital Top Doc for outstanding patient satisfaction, and Patients Choice has named him one of America's Most Compassionate Doctors.

To learn more or to schedule an appointment with one of the joint replacement experts at OAK Orthopedics, call (815) 928-8050 for Bourbonnais or Watseka or (815) 469-3452 for Frankfort.