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Types of Knee Replacement for Arthritis

Three reasons why robotic-assisted total knee replacement is the best option for your surgery

Three reasons why robotic-assisted total knee replacement is the best option for your surgery 1000 668 Dan Lieberman

Total knee replacement may be the best option for treating your knee pain if you have osteoarthritis. Usually, people try to avoid surgery because it’s invasive, but it can help improve your quality of life by:

  • Reducing your knee pain
  • Improving your range of motion
  • Improving your alignment and stability
  • Correcting bone and joint deformity

Don’t have total knee replacement surgery unless it’s robotic-assisted

Surgeons can improve their results with total knee replacement surgery by using robotic assistance. In robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery, the surgeon is still in control of the operation, but the robot is used for improving the selection of the best possible implant and the precision in drilling out the old tissue. This helps produce more optimal results from your total knee replacement surgery.

The robotic system serves a few different purposes during the procedure, including:

  • 3D mapping your knee
  • Finding the perfect size artificial joint for your knee
  • Precision drilling

If you’ve recently been told you need a knee replacement, you should look for a surgeon who can provide robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery. There are many benefits to undergoing this procedure with robotic assistance.

Here are three benefits we are sure you will love:

1. Smaller incisions

Robotic technology assists your surgeon with making more precise incisions. This allows your surgeon to make incisions that are no larger than necessary. The robotic system also helps your surgeon avoid cutting through too much soft tissue. It’s necessary to cut through some soft tissue to get to your knee, but the amount that needs to be cut is smaller thanks to robotic assistance.

2. More accurate implant selection

One of the most important steps in your total knee replacement surgery is selecting and positioning the artificial joint. Prior to the procedure, your doctors will map your knee using 3D imaging, and the robotic system will use computer vision to help select the perfect implant to give you the best result.

When your surgeon is placing the artificial joint, the robotic arm will not let your surgeon place the joint outside of a specified zone according to the map. This results in a more accurate placement of the implant, which helps the artificial joint perform well and last for a long time.

3. Less risk of damage

A skilled surgeon will take all possible precautions to minimize risks during total knee replacement surgery. The precision offered by the robotic system can help minimize many risks, such as:

  • Nerve damage
  • Muscle and soft tissue damage
  • Incorrect positioning
  • Bone fracture
  • Joint dislocation

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

Our surgeons at Phoenix Spine & Joint use robotic assistance for our total knee replacement surgeries. This technology helps us correctly size and place the implant during your surgery, and can help improve the outcome of the entire procedure.

Total knee replacement surgery is not for everybody. If you’ve been told you need a total knee replacement, our team can review your knee and medical history to decide if a knee replacement is the best treatment option for you. If it is, you can be assured that you’re in good hands. Our team has years of training and experience in performing these procedures. Has your doctor recommended a total knee replacement for you? Contact our team today to ask us any questions you may have about robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery or to schedule your free second opinion.