Robotic-arm assisted surgery for partial and total knee and total hip replacement is the key to a more natural-feeling joint after surgery and offers the following benefits:
Robotic-arm assisted surgery utilizes three-dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-assisted arm to provide real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal joint placement that can result in more natural knee and hip motion following surgery.
Patients typically share the following characteristics:
Robotic-arm assisted surgery can be performed as either an inpatient or outpatient surgery, depending on what your orthopaedic surgeon determines is right for you. Inpatient hospital stays average anywhere from one to three days; outpatients return home the same day. In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks, and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
All implants have a life expectancy that is dependent on several factors, including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone stock, and compliance with physician orders. Proper implant alignment and precise positioning during surgery are also very important factors that can improve the life expectancy of an implant. Robotic-arm assisted surgery can help ensure implants are optimally aligned and positioned to ensure the longest benefit.
*Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any knee and hip surgical procedure. Your physician can explain these risks and help determine if robotic-arm assisted surgery is right for you.
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