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What is robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery?

What is robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery? 1000 523 Dan Lieberman

Knee pain comes in many different forms. Most of the time, knee pain is not too serious. It’s normal to have soreness and discomfort in the knee after a long day of running or physical activity. However, long-lasting and severe knee pain may require medical treatment.

Doctors will usually try to use noninvasive treatments like therapy, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and stem cell derived growth factor injections for minor knee conditions, so you don’t have to deal with the pain and recovery time of surgery. But if severe pain is due to progressive osteoarthritis, then it’s probably not going to respond the these measures. Under these circumstances, knee replacement surgery is the best option for your knee condition.

Total knee replacement surgery involves replacing damaged or worn cartilage and bone in the knee with an artificial joint. This procedure can help reduce the pain in your knee from chronic conditions like arthritis, but it comes with some risks. Some surgeons, like those at Phoenix Spine & Joint, can minimize those risks with robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery.

Why would you need robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery?

During total knee replacement surgery, your surgeon must make an incision through muscles and soft tissue. He or she then moves the knee cap out of the way and removes damaged cartilage and bone surface. Lastly, the surgeon attaches the artificial joint and closes the incision.

As you can imagine, this is a complicated procedure that requires precision and skill. Our team at Phoenix Spine & Joint has years of experience in performing these procedures, but we make our procedures better using robotic assistance.

Robotic-assisted total knee surgery is more precise at clearing out damaged cartilage and installing your artificial joint. The robotic technology does not replace your surgeon in makes your surgeon more precision in selecting the perfect implant for you, and more precise in drilling out your damaged cartilage and bone to seat your new joint.

Is robotic-assisted total knee replacement safe?

Recent studies have confirmed our experience that robotic knee replacement is superior to traditional knee surgery. However, any surgery comes with a set of risks. Complications are rare in robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgeries, but they can still happen. Some of the risks involved in total knee replacement surgery include:

  • Infection
  • Reduced range of mobility
  • Nerve damage
  • Blood loss
  • Blood clots
  • Fracture to bones in knees weakened by osteoporosis

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

Our surgeons at Phoenix Spine & Joint have years of experience in performing total knee replacement surgery. This procedure can help reduce your knee pain and improve your mobility and alignment. Would you like to talk to one of our team members about replacing your knee? If you’ve been told you need a total knee replacement surgery, then contact us today to talk to one of our patient care coordinators or to schedule a free second opinion.