What conditions can be treated with robotic-assisted total knee replacement?What conditions can be treated with robotic-assisted total knee replacement? https://psjstorage.blob.core.windows.net/psjimages/2019/08/shutterstock_513458395.jpg 1000 637 Dan Lieberman Dan Lieberman https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/b82252c2eb69eb1533c2841a0695c086?s=96&d=mm&r=g
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The knees are complex joints that are susceptible to all kinds of injuries and conditions. Often, healthcare professionals can treat these injuries and conditions with noninvasive methods like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, therapy, or these days stem cell derived growth factor injection. However, in cases of severe knee pain, these measure may not be enough, and you may need robotic-assisted total knee replacement.
Robotic-assisted total knee replacement is a procedure in which your surgeon will replace damaged cartilage and bone surface in your knee with an artificial joint. This can help reduce the pain that many conditions cause and can help improve your mobility.
Who needs robotic-assisted total knee replacement?
Robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery can be used to treat a variety of knee conditions. These include:
- Arthritis — Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis cause damage to the cartilage in your joints. Osteoarthritis is the most common reason people need total knee replacement surgery.
- Knee deformity — Conditions like knock-knees or bowlegs that have progressed far may require total knee replacement to correct your alignment.
- Hemophilia — This condition causes your blood to clot abnormally, which can cause blood to fill the joint cavities in your knees and other joints. Total knee replacement may be the best treatment for people with end-stage hemophilia in the knees.
- Gout — Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that can cause sharp crystals to build up in the cartilage of your knee. If this condition becomes severe, you may need total knee replacement surgery.
- Avascular necrosis — This condition causes the bone tissue to die from lack of blood supply. It can affect many bones in your body, including your knee.
These conditions do not always require surgery for treatment. Your doctor can examine your knee and determine if you need surgery or if you’re better off with physical therapy or medication.
Visit Phoenix Spine & Joint for robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery
Robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery may sound intimidating, but it can be your best shot at a better quality of life. Without surgery, your knee condition can grow worse and cause further loss of mobility. If you’ve failed non-invasive measures, and have been told you need total knee replacement, contact us today to talk to one of our patient care coordinators or to schedule a free second opinion to see if robotic total knee replacement is right for you.
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