UPMC in Central Pa. is the only system in Central Pa. to offer robotic-arm assisted surgery for:
We perform robotic-arm assisted surgery for partial and total knee replacement at:
For total hip replacement, we offer robotic surgery at:
Robotic-arm assisted technology is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed. A personalized plan based on your specific diagnosis and unique anatomy – delivered with robotic precision – is the key to a more natural-feeling joint after surgery.
Using a CT-based 3D model, the robotic-arm assisted technology allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. This includes identifying the implant size, orientation, and alignment of the joint based on each patient’s unique anatomy.
During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to carry out that plan.
Benefits of Robotic-arm Assisted Surgery
- More precise joint alignment
- Less soft tissue damage resulting in less pain, less blood loss
- Healthy tissue and bone preserved
- Optimal implant positioning
- Improved early mobility
Robotic surgery is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
If you think you may be a candidate for robotic-arm assisted surgery, your first step is to call 717-791-2620 or complete our online form and representative will contact you.