Advanced robotic technology has been able to improve patient outcomes for complex knee surgeries such as knee replacement. If you suffer from chronic knee pain that seems to be getting worse despite non-surgical treatment, you might be a candidate for minimally invasive robotic knee surgery.
During knee replacement surgery, metal-surface implants are placed on the ends of the thigh bone and the shin bone with a plastic bearing surface between them. The surgeon recreates the patient’s normal knee anatomy as it was prior to developing arthritis ensuring correct bone alignment and tension in the knee ligaments. The surgical robot is an advanced tool that allows your surgeon to perform the surgery with a great degree of accuracy.
Prior to surgery, a 3D computerized model is created using a CT scan. This model is uploaded into the robot and a detailed personalized surgical plan is created. The robotic arm ensures the surgical instruments stay within the safety zone to prevent damage to healthy surrounding tissue and provides real-time feedback allowing the surgeon to make changes to the surgical plan during the surgery.
Benefits for robotic knee surgery include:
- Smaller incision size
- Minimal blood loss
- Preservation of healthy tissue
- Reduced risk of complications
- Minimal scarring
- Less discomfort and faster recovery
Most patients that qualify for knee replacement surgery will be candidates for minimally invasive robotic knee surgery with very few exceptions based on certain health conditions. An experienced surgeon will be able to make a personalized treatment recommendation after an evaluation of your knee.
At North Central Surgical Center, our mission is to treat each and every one of our patients, and their families, as if they were our own family member. Each patient, each family, each and every time.