With robotic knee surgery, an orthopedic surgeon can utilize the precision of a robotic arm – along with robotic instruments that can reach places much easier than human hands – to help minimize both the pain and recovery time of knee replacement surgery. Computer imaging ensures that only the damaged portion of the knee is removed, and the implant that will form part of the knee’s structure is precisely placed. The improvement in placement accuracy contributes to an improved range of movement and longer lasting prosthetics.
Partial knee replacement surgery is traditionally minimally-invasive, but with robotic-assisted technology from NAVIO, the incisions necessary to perform the procedure are even smaller. Less disruption to the exterior of the knee and computer-guided surgery means less incidental damage to healthy tissue inside your knee, as well as less blood loss during surgery. Your surgeon is still in control but can see the inside of your knee better and can rely on a computer’s accuracy to focus on the identification and removal of damaged tissue.
Patients report a recovery period that is nearly pain-free. In general, patients receiving a robotic-assisted knee replacement are back on their feet faster than those receiving traditional surgery for knee replacement. The knee feels more natural and lasts longer.
If you have osteoarthritis of the knee and suffer from pain, call the Clinton Township, Michigan office of Movement Orthopedics at (586) 436-3785 for a consultation, or request an appointment online. Dr. Jeffrey Carroll is an experienced orthopedic surgeon trained in robotic-assisted knee replacement procedures.