If you are one of the millions of people who suffer from osteoarthritis, you know the symptoms all too well: pain, swelling, and stiffness – all resulting from the breakdown of your cartilage. Without this cushy cartilage in between your joints your bones begin to rub together, causing that painful sensation and leading to long-term bone damage.
Given the workload your knees perform every day from walking and the motions moving from standing to seated positions, it is no surprise that your knees are the joints most often affected by osteoarthritis. Left untreated, osteoarthritis is not just painful – it can rob you from a life of full mobility.
While there are many therapies and treatments available to slow down the deterioration in your cartilage, only partial or total knee replacement surgery can actually improve your mobility and allow you to gain back your quality of life.
Since the first knee replacement surgery in 1968, advancements in technology have dramatically improved how the procedure is done as well as the overall outcome and recovery process. With the use of computer programs and robotic assistance, you can now receive minimally invasive knee replacement surgery. After robotic knee surgery, you can return to your work or active lifestyle faster, and with less pain than previously used surgical methods.
Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carroll offers robotic knee replacements in Clinton Township, Michigan, providing the many benefits of this patient-specific knee surgery. Before your surgery, a CT scan of your knee is performed, after which a 3D representation of your unique anatomy is made using advanced planning software. This dramatically increases accuracy and precision because the surgery has been tailor made to your exact anatomy.
In addition, the robotic instruments used also allows for greater control, precision, and vision. Our instruments are able to rotate and bend better than the Dr. Carroll’s hand alone. This permits for only the damaged part of the knee to be removed – not any of the surrounding healthy structures of the knee that may be accidentally removed during traditional knee surgery.
All of this advanced technology leads to a safer surgery, quicker recovery, and lower rates of complications, getting you back to living your life pain free and with the mobility you once had.
If you have been told you need a knee replacement or suspect you need one, board-certified surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Carroll at Movement Orthopedics will be able to provide expert care with the most advanced technology available. To find out if you are an eligible candidate, call our Clinton Township office today at (586) 436-3785, or request an appointment online.