The question many people ask us is why we should prefer robotic knee replacement when traditional knee replacement is good enough for us – and the next question – which is, in fact, most commonly asked is this: In a robotic knee replacement, is the robot and robotic arm that does the surgery?
The robotic arm itself doesn’t do the knee replacement surgery. It is a sophisticated tool that a knee replacement surgeon uses to perform the surgery. In other words, robotic-assisted knee replacement is under the control and direction of the knee replacement surgeon.
Top 5 benefits of robotic knee replacement
Robotic knee replacement offers many benefits including:
Precision is superb owing to the far greater accuracy. Robotic knee surgeon customizes the surgery according to a pre-operative plan which is based on the unique anatomy of the patient. This helps in perfect bone alignment and alignment of the implant with apt soft tissue balancing.
Robotic knee replacement is an accurate procedure that doesn’t lead to trauma to surrounding healthy soft tissues, muscles, nerves, ligaments, and blood vessels. It is done through small incisions. It is a minimally invasive procedure.
Pre-surgical planning and programming of the robotic arm help in improving the safety of the procedure. The robotic arm operates within set limits and thus protects against unintentional soft tissue injuries.
You can expect a faster recovery time with a typical robotic joint replacement – whether it is a total knee replacement or hip replacement. Why not – the procedure is accurate, minimally invasive, and muscle and tissue-sparing.
The life of the implant is longer with robotic knee replacement. The chance of the implant loosening and failing is nil because a perfectly aligned implant feels more natural. It also provides exceptional support by getting proper support from the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Exceptional surgical precision provides superb results. Therefore, the life expectancy of the implant is huge.
If you choose robotic knee replacement over traditional or standard knee replacement – you can expect customized, individually tailored, and personalized implants. Orthopedic surgeons prefer excellent results that they get using robotic technology in joint replacement. If you have any questions regarding robotic knee replacement then meet me personally.