Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement
What Is Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Sugery?
It is a technology and surgical method that enables planning with the 3D map which is created before the operation of the patient , enabling to choose the most suitable replacement angle and size of implants for patients, guiding the surgeon throughout the surgery in line with the surgical plan.
Healthy tissues are protected with robotic surger by targeting the damaged part of the bone. The robot does not even allow a millimeter error to ensure safe surgery.
Who Can The Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery Be Applied For?
Patients whose have advanced damage in their knee joint caused by various reasons,
Patients who have a negative impact on the life due to discomfort and pain in their knees.
Patients who are candidates for non-robotic knee replacement surgery.
What Is Robotic Assisted Knee Replacment Surgery Anesthesia Method?
• Spinal Anesthesia
Robotic knee replacement surgery is usually performed with spinal anesthesia known as a method of numbness below the waist. Depending on the patient’s health, there may be a change in the type of anesthesia.
How Is Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery Done?
Data is collected before the robotic knee replacement surgery, and a 3D map of the patient’s knee is created. Compared to other robotic surgery techniques, this technique does not require patient tomography. The patient is not exposed to radiation from tomography.
The robotic arm guides the surgeon according to the previously created plan to establish the location of the prosthesis. Thus, the most accurate placement angle of the prosthesis is created. In addition, only damaged tissues are targeted and healthy tissues are protected.
Throughout the operation, the robot guides the surgeon and prevent to leave the plan which is previously created. Even the minimum error is not allowed in this way.
The operation takes about 1.5-2 hours.
What Is The Recovery Process After Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery?
In robotic knee replacement surgery, the patient heals faster because of small incisions, less tissue trauma and protecting of healthy bone tissue. Patients are walked with healts professionals’ support after the first day or the second day of the surgery. The patient can return to daily life within a few weeks, depending on his general health status.The hospital stay for this surgery is about 3-4 days.
What Are The Advantages Of Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery?
Advanced technology support
Protecting healthy ligament and bone stock,
Faster recovery time,
Returning to daily life faster,
Smaller surgical incision,
Less tissue trauma,
The prosthesis’s life span is prolonged due to the high accuracy placemenet of implants.
Minimizes the error.
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