Why People With Arthritis Are Choosing Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
Replacing A Knee With Robotics
The outcomes of knee replacement procedures can improve significantly using robotics. This unique procedure combines technological advancements with the skill and precision of an actual surgeon. Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery is a great option for patients with arthritis, a common condition that causes swelling and wear and tear on joints. Using robotics in knee replacement surgery, surgeons can better align the implants, leading to better joint function, longevity, and faster patient recovery.
Knee replacement surgery using robotic assistance improves patient outcomes significantly and has several benefits. The precision and accuracy of robotic technology have improved significantly over time. With computerized tomography (CT) scans and planning ahead of time, the surgeon can make a detailed map of the knee of the patient. This helps to remove the right amount of bone and place the implant in the best place. Real-time computer navigation improves surgery by ensuring the surgical plan is carried out correctly. Robotic surgery reduces the chance of making mistakes and keeps as much healthy tissue as possible.
Speed, stability, performance
With robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, the artificial joint is better aligned, more stable, and more mobile. The robotic arm used during the procedure gives surgeons visual, auditory, and tactile feedback. These unique benefits allow the parts of the artificial joint to be inserted in the right place. Robotics leads to better alignment of the joints, which can enhance stability and joint function as a whole. By getting the placement and alignment of implants right, patients may have a better range of motion (ROM) and a more natural walking gait.
Enjoy your recovery
Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery also benefits the patient's recovery and experience. The procedure is less invasive thanks to smaller incisions. Minimally invasive surgery leads to less post-operative pain, less scarring, and a faster recovery time than traditional surgery. Some patients can even walk a few days after surgery, thanks to a rapid recovery protocol. The robotic technology's ability to precisely align and balance the soft tissues around the knee joint could lead to better knee function and more comfortable patient recovery.
There's always a concern about adding technology to precise medical procedures. However, knee replacement surgery with robotic assistance is safe and effective for arthritis patients. Studies show that robotic knee replacements have an over 90% success rate. Additionally, surgeons at all skill levels feel more confident using the tool. Remember, the goal is to reduce human error and improve accuracy. Instead of completely replacing surgeons, robots used in surgical procedures offer valuable assistance.
Trust your knee to robots
Speak with an orthopedic surgeon to make an informed choice about robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery. Each patient's condition is different, so a thorough assessment by a doctor is necessary. The advancements in robotic surgery provide a hopeful outlook for the future. Arthritis patients report high success rates after robotic knee replacement surgery. The procedure also has high safety ratings as the surgeons can pre-plan the patient's treatment. Robotic surgery continues to change and shape the future of orthopedic procedures offering many benefits to patients and doctors.
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