Mako Robotic Knee Replacement
Partial knee replacement: An orthopaedic surgeon who specializes in partial knee replacement Mako Robotic Assisted surgery removes only one portion of the knee joint if it is damaged. A total knee replacement Mako robotic assisted procedure involves the entire joint. Those who are candidates for traditional knee replacement (both the types) are also the candidates for robotic knee replacement. The preparation for this type of surgery is similar to how you prepare for traditional knee replacement.
Robotic knee replacement offers better support, balance and perfect alignment of the soft tissues around the knee joint. It offers better results in more complex cases of joint replacement.
Knee Replacement procedure is Assisted by Robotic Arm
Many people have a misconception that robotic knee replacement is performed 100% by the robot, but it is not the case. The robotic arm assists the procedure while the orthopaedic surgeon is in total control. In other words, the robotic arm helps the knee replacement surgeon perform his job with greater precision and accuracy.
The technology used in this procedure assists the surgeon in many ways. The Orthopedic surgeon uses a CT scan to create a 3D model of patient’s knee. By using this model, the robotic arm takes the data to create a predefined space for the doctor. This allows the surgeon to operate precisely without causing any damage to the surrounding tissues.
- The recovery time is almost half compared with the traditional knee replacement surgery.
- Greater surgical precision ensures faster recovery time by improving body’s natural healing process.
- Smaller incision and greater surgical precision lessen bone and tissue damage.
- Patients can resume activities such as going to work and driving in almost half the time as compared to traditional surgeries.
- Improved accuracy may result in more natural feeling and zero post surgical complications.
- Greater precision allows orthopedic surgeons to customized knee replacement according to patients’ unique anatomical aspects