What is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

What is Robotic-Assisted Surgery?

Robotic-assisted surgery is a new technology in knee replacement surgery. A robotic arm, which is still controlled by the surgeon, allows for more precise planning of the knee surgery and more accurate cutting of the bone. With traditional techniques, a knee replacement is often measured in 2–4-millimeter increments, whereas a robot can cut to an accuracy of less than half a millimeter. This promising technology allows the surgeon to plan and perform a knee replacement that very closely resembles the patient’s individual anatomy. The goal is to give the patient a knee that feels more natural while also allowing for a quicker recovery. 

How Does Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery Work?

The surgeon creates a 3D model of your knee during the operation and then cuts the bone so that the new knee fits each patient’s unique anatomy. Whereas with traditional knee replacements, standard guides are used for every patient to make the patient’s bone fit the implant.

What are the Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery?

Robotic knee surgery allows us to make very small but important micro-adjustments to find a natural balance for each individual patient. By placing less stress on the patient’s knee this new technology can allow for less pain, less inflammation, and hopefully, a faster recovery with a knee that feels more natural.

Fondren Orthopedic Group Joint Replacement Specialists

At Texas Orthopedic Hospital, home of the Fondren Orthopedic Group, our joint replacement specialists are highly specialized in knee and hip replacement. We are both the highest volume hospital for hip and knee replacement in Texas and one of the largest in the world.  In one year, we perform over 4000 knee, hip, and shoulder replacements in our orthopedic specialty hospital.

Of our knee replacement surgeons who use robotic surgery, we are all fellowship trained knee replacement surgeons that do 200-300+  knee replacements a year with thousands of surgeries of experience. Our experience and specialization are our strength while our commitment to data collection and improving our processes allows us to give the next patient the best surgery possible. We combine a commitment of specialization with the latest technologies to get you back to your life.

Welcome to the Joint Replacement Division at Fondren Orthopedic Group.

Written by: Randy Luo, MD, MBA 

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