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What are the benefits of robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery?

What are the benefits of robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery? 846 564 Dan Lieberman

Knee pain is a normal part of life, but severe and chronic knee pain may be the sign of a serious condition. These kinds of conditions require medical assistance for treatment. Some people with serious knee conditions can get by with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, therapy or these days even stem cell derived growth factor injections. But if these measure fail, you may need surgery.

Osteoarthritis causes the cartilage or bones in the knee to break down. This causes pain in the knee and limits your range of motion. It can also alter the alignment of your knee, which, in effect, can alter the alignment of your leg and spine. If the knee is severely damaged then robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery will likely be necessary.

What is robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery?

During a total knee replacement procedure, your surgeons will remove damaged cartilage, bone and tissue from your knee. Then, they’ll install your new artificial limb and close the incision. The surgeons who perform this procedure are highly skilled, but they can improve their performance using a robot.

Using robotic-assistive technology allows your surgeon to select the perfect implant for the range of motion in your knee, and more precisely remove damaged cartilage and make a better fit with your artificial joint. People who undergo robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery usually have better alignment results.

Benefits of robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery

Doctors may recommend robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery for many reasons. One of the most common reasons is arthritis, but it may also help treat knee injuries, bone disorders and more.

This surgery can help reduce the pain caused by these conditions and improve your quality of life. The benefits of robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery include:

  • Pain reduction
  • Improved balance and mobility
  • Improved support
  • Better alignment
  • Decreased bone deformity

Robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery is not right for everyone. Your doctor will examine your knee and review your medical history to determine if this procedure is right for you. If your knee pain is not too serious, you may not need surgery at all. But if you need a total knee replacement, give yourself the best chance of a great result, and don’t have surgery without robotic assistance.

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

Are you living with knee pain related to osteoarthritis or another chronic condition or injury? Total knee replacement surgery may be what you need to reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. If you’ve failed non-invasive measure, and have been told you need a total knee replacement, contact us today to talk to one of our patient care coordinators or to schedule a free second opinion to find out if robotic knee replacement is right for you.