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Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement

General Information

When you decide it’s time to replace a worn-out knee or hip, you may be a candidate for robotic-assisted Orthopedic surgery. It’s an option for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement.

Artificial implants placed with robotic-assisted techniques feel more natural and restore strength, mobility and balance to the joint. In most cases, patients experience less pain after surgery, stay fewer hours in the hospital and need less physical therapy during rehabilitation.

The result – you can get back to activities you love faster after robotic-assisted surgery.

How robotic-assisted surgery works

This advanced technology helps your surgeon know more about your anatomy before surgery begins than with a traditional approach. That leads to more accurate placement of the implant, a custom fit and better function of the joint after surgery.

The robotic system creates a 3-D virtual model of your joint using images from a CT scan. Your surgeon uses the model to plan the size and position of your implant for the best fit.

Planning software built into the system helps your surgeon place the implant in precise alignment for your bone structure. This customization helps the implant act as naturally as possible in your body.

The technology also maps out a predefined space where your surgeon works during surgery. This lowers the risk of accidental damage to surrounding tissue or bone. The platform also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery, if needed.

It’s important to understand that your Orthopedic surgeon is in total control of the robotic arm. It does not perform surgery or make decisions on its own – it acts as an extension of your surgeon’s hands.

During surgery, your surgeon navigates to the precise position for the implant and removes diseased bone and cartilage. Then, your surgeon guides the robotic arm to place the implant at the precise angle defined in your plan.

Accuracy, alignment, and fit extend implant longevity

Your joint pain is different from everyone else who suffers from knees or hips damaged by arthritis, injury or age-related wear and tear. That’s why the right fit of an artificial implant is critical to reduce pain, restore mobility and last through all the paces of your life.

Typically, we recommend surgery only after you try other treatments, such as physical therapy, medication, injections and minimally invasive procedures.

We can help

We offer the latest surgical and non-surgical solutions at Goshen Orthopedics to help you feel your best. If you decide it’s time to consider joint replacement surgery, our Orthopedic experts can help you understand your options and whether or not robotic-assisted surgery is right for you.

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