The knee is a joint that works really hard. While one is walking, bending, or even standing, the health of the knee depends on a well-tuned system of bones, ligaments, cartilage, muscles and nerves. If an injury or an infection or arthritis affects any part of our knee, we may need knee treatment or even a knee replacement surgery.
 
In any orthopedic procedure, precision is extremely vital. The more accurate a surgeon's measurement tools are, the better they can plan and perform the surgery.
 
SNH Orthopaedics' Robotic Knee Replacement Technology assists our seasoned surgeons in highly precise partial or total knee replacement surgeries. These latest innovative technologies take into account each person's unique anatomy for the best possible results.
 
We have an experienced team of expert surgeons who specialize in robotic knee replacement surgeries 
 
What is Robotic Knee Replacement?
 
A robotic knee replacement procedure is similar to a traditional knee replacement (TKR). The objective of both procedures is to remove damaged and worn out tissues in your knee and replace it with an artificial joint. The difference is that in a traditional TKR methodology, the surgeon uses his experience and some other tools to do the surgery and in a Robotic TKR, the surgeon uses  assistance from a robotic arm to perform the surgery with precision.
 
Robotic-assisted procedures allow for greater precision and can lead to shorter recovery times with  superior results. In complicated cases, a robotic-assisted knee replacement offers a better balance in the soft tissues around your knee and the joint is better aligned.
 
If you're having a robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, you don't have to prepare any differently than you would for a conventional surgery.
 
Your surgeon will discuss all options available to you. 
 
The I Robotic system which is available at SNH can be used in both partial knee replacement and total knee replacement surgeries. Your surgeon will discuss all options available to you, including deciding if you are a suitable candidate for robotic joint replacement.
 
During robotic-assisted knee replacements, the Robotic system takes measurements of the knee. Then your leg is moved through a range of motion so the system can see how your leg and knee joint moves. Together, these measurements produce a 3-D image that’s specific to your knee. All this is done in the operation theater, where the specialized handheld robotic cutting tool and digital 3-D model of your knee helps the surgeon fine-tune your surgery. The Robotic system complements the surgeon’s expertise while evaluating cuts and guiding implant placement and joint alignment. In this Robotic system, there is no need for CT Scans. 
 
Who is a Candidate for Robotic Knee Replacement?
 
If you are a candidate for traditional knee replacement, there is high probability that you are a candidate for robotic-assisted knee replacement, as well.
 
Please remember, if you are suffering from knee pain, knee replacement surgery is not necessarily the only treatment. It is important that you talk with your doctor to see what are the non-surgical options to treat knee pain. Knee replacement surgery may be the last option to treat trauma or knee joint pain-however it is the best and an effective way of getting great results through which, a patient can lead a healthy, active and pain free life in the years to come   
 
Robotic knee replacements are ideal for even the most complex knee joint disease. This includes patients who have:
 
Deformities in the femur after an injury
 
Complex degeneration
 
Hardware from previous surgeries
 
What are the Advantages of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery?
 
There are several advantages of robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery when compared with traditional surgery. Advantages include:
 
Enhanced surgical planning  This helps your surgeon more accurately plan the optimal type and placement of your replacement joint to ensure the right size and fit.
 
Greater precision. Robotic technologies enhance your orthopaedic surgeon’s expertise for more precise planning, tissue removal and implant placement. This can cause faster recovery times, fewer complications and a lower likelihood of revision surgery.
 
More ligament-sparing options. With the added precision and accuracy from the robotic-assisted knee replacement system, ligament-sparing total knee replacement surgery is available to more patients than ever before.
 
Traditional vs. Robotic Surgery for Knee Replacements
 
Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery is not done by a robot alone. Instead, it acts as a guide, helping your surgeon follow the plan laid out in advance.
 
Like during traditional surgery, your orthopaedic surgeon is in control, however, they use the robot as an additional surgical tool. The robot enhances your surgeon’s skills during all stages of your surgery to help deliver the best possible outcomes.
 
Robotic Knee Replacement Recovery Process
 
Robotic joint replacement uses more precise incisions and helps achieve optimal positioning, which may lead to a better and faster recovery.
 
After your surgery, your surgeon and the rest of your care team will monitor your progress, help to relieve discomfort, and chart a course for your at-home recovery. 
 

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Dr. Divesh Gulati

Senior Consultant and Associate Director - Robotic Joint Replacement and Reconstruction

Robotic Joint Knee Replacement

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