What is robotic-arm assisted surgery?
Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a cutting-edge orthopedic technology designed for personalized knee and hip replacement surgeries. A CT scan of the affected area enables orthopedic surgeons to create a 3D virtual model of the knee of hip anatomy allowing for further surgical planning using advanced software before and during surgery. Surgeons guide the robotic arm to handle cartilage and bone without significant soft tissue damage.
Lower risk of complications
Due to the 3D virtual model created before the surgery, orthopedic surgeons have a clear-cut plan of making incisions without damaging healthy tissue and placing the prosthesis. The innovative technology allows orthopedic surgeons to make precise surgical cuts to get the bone ready for an implant, ensuring accurate prosthetic placement and lower risk for complications.
Faster recovery times
Recovery times vary by person and type of surgery. Compared with traditional surgical procedures, robotic-arm assisted surgery provides patients with a faster recovery. Patients may need to spend a few days in the hospital after knee or hip replacement surgery. Many patients can begin the physical therapy process the following day after surgery. After a few weeks of physical therapy, a patient may be able to return to normal activities.
When to call your doctor
As a minimally-invasive procedure, robotic-arm assisted surgery can lead to minimal or no complications. However, patients should be prepared to make a call if they exhibit any of the following:
- Signs of infection
- Redness, swelling, severe pain
- Excessive bleeding
- A fever of over 100º F
Higher success rates and longevity of the prosthesis
Robotic-arm-assisted surgery has a high rate of success. Generally, prosthetic components can last between 10 to 15 years with traditional surgery, and Robotic surgery can increase the longevity of standard prosthetics. Precise prosthesis placement can significantly decrease the risk of failure due to better alignment and positioning.
Are you a candidate for robotic-arm assisted surgery? When conventional treatment options have failed, surgery should be considered, and joint pain persists. Patients suffering from severe swelling, pain, or stiffness from their knee or hip may be good candidates for robotic-arm assisted surgery.
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Improve back pain and stiffness of the hip or knee from osteoarthritis. Book an appointment today with a trusted orthopedic surgeon who offers robotic-arm assisted surgery. Orthopedic surgeons can create an effective treatment plan based on the patient's needs to provide significant relief and improve quality of life.