Robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement is a surgical procedure intended for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Some forms of DJD include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.
Robotic-arm assisted surgery for total hip replacement is performed at UPMC Harrisburg and UPMC Lititz. The benefits of the robotic-arm assisted surgery can include:
Robotic surgery is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
Robotic-arm assisted technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the robotic software, where a 3D model of your hip is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guide the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and stays within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created.
To determine whether total hip replacement is right for you, your provider will complete the following steps:
It is important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who guides the robotic-arm during the surgery to position the implant in the hip joints. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding it. The robotic-arm assisted technology also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
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.
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If you have pain in your bones, joints, or spine it can be difficult just to make it through your daily routine. Don't delay seeking help. Let us help get you back on track. At Orthopaedic Specialists of Central PA, we treat injuries and illnesses that affect bones, cartilage, muscles, tendons, joints, and ligaments. Our physicians are fellowship trained and use state-of-the-art imaging, pain management, and rehabilitation therapies, as well as surgical treatments for a full range of orthopaedic and spine conditions.
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