According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, total knee replacement is one of the most successful surgeries in all of medicine with more than 600,000 procedures each year.
During knee replacement surgery, worn out or damaged sections of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial implants. Robotic knee replacement has been developed in the last decade by a number of implant companies. In a robotic total knee replacement, I use computed tomography (CT) scans to construct a virtual model of your knee. With that model as a guide, I use the robotic arm in surgery to make repairs and place the components of the new knee accurately. Many people ask if the robotic arm is doing the surgery. The answer is no. The robotic arm is a tool that I use in surgery, and it is always under my direction.
Robotic knee replacement has many benefits for you as the patient. These include:
If you are considering knee replacement, please reach out to us about robotic knee replacement and whether it is a viable option for you. The goal of knee replacement is to relieve pain and restore the alignment and function of your knee. There are many benefits to this procedure and my goal is to deliver to my patients the most compassionate and technically advanced care that is possible. I want to get you back to the activities that you love and robotic knee replacement may be a great option for you.