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Recovery after robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery

Recovery after robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery 1000 667 Dan Lieberman

People with osteoarthritis and other severe cases of knee pain may need robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery for treatment. This is a procedure that involves the replacement of damaged cartilage and bone surface in the knee with an artificial joint.

Replacing this damaged cartilage can reduce pain in the knee and improve your range of motion. This is great news for people with chronic knee conditions, but, if you’re like most people, you’re probably wondering about recovery.

Surgery, in general, is invasive and requires a lot of time for recovery. Robotic-assisted total knee replacement requires some recovery time as well, but it may not be as bad as you think.

How long does it take to recover from robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery?

Recovery from robotic-assisted total knee replacement is different for everyone who undergoes the procedure, depending on variables like age, weight and medical history. Because it’s minimally invasive, patients with robotic assisted total knee replacement can often go home after surgery, skipping having to stay in the hospital. Once home, it may take up to six weeks to fully recover.

During this time, you’ll participate in physical therapy exercises and techniques. It’s important to follow your doctor’s and therapist’s instructions to have the best possible recovery from robotic-assisted total knee replacement.

During recovery, you also need to look out for signs of infection. An infection can prolong your recovery and cause other problems. At Phoenix Spine & Joint, our surgeons are proud to have a zero percent infection rate. However, you should still be aware of the signs of infection just in case:

  • Fluid leaking from the incision
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Fever over than 100 degrees
  • Chills

If you notice any of these symptoms after surgery, please seek medical assistance immediately.

Visit Phoenix Spine & Joint for robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery

Recovery from knee surgery may seem intimidating, but when you think about it, six weeks isn’t that long compared to a lifetime of pain. If you allow your knee condition to grow worse, you may face greater complications that require additional surgery and treatment.

Our team at Phoenix Spine & Joint can help you decide if surgery is a good option for you. If you’ve failed non-invasive measure, and have been told you need a knee replacement, then contact us today to talk to one of our patient care coordinators about any of your questions or to schedule a free second opinion to see if robotic-assistant total knee replacement is right for you.