When you hear ‘robotic surgery,’ do you imagine a robot performing surgery in a procedure room? If so, you are not the only one who is mistaken! A lot of people misunderstand robotic surgery as a procedure performed entirely by a robot. A robotic surgery certainly involves robotic technology, but it does not mean that you won’t be in the good hands of a surgeon before, during, and after the surgery.
So why use robotic assistance during surgery? Robotics technology offers a lot of benefits that make it a great tool for surgeons to use during surgical procedures. Robotics technology is currently being used to perform a variety of procedures, including partial and full knee replacements.
Benefits of Robotic Knee Surgery
Robotic knee surgery is the most advanced joint replacement surgery available to patients today. The benefits of robotic knee surgery include:
- Improved safety during surgery
- Reduced risk of injury to surrounding healthy tissue
- Greater accuracy in implant positioning
- Customized surgical approach
- Faster recovery period
- Less post-operative pain for patient due to minimally-invasive methods
- An improved long-term function of the replaced joint
What to Expect During the Procedure
When you get robotic knee replacement surgery, the first step is for your surgeon to use the NAVIO robotic system to create a 3D rendering of your knee. This rendering will include features that make your knee unique, including the shape, size, and other details. The benefit of this 3D representation is that it allows for a more accurate understanding of your knee, which gives you a better-performed procedure and effective results.
Next, during the robotic knee replacement procedure, the surgeon will use the NAVIO system technology (3D rendering and robotic arm) to guide the procedure. The robotic technology serves as a highly intelligent assistant to the surgeons performing the surgical procedures, helping them with precision and accuracy – which would be difficult to achieve without it.
The robotic arm controls some parts of the surgery, such as correctly positioning the blade. The surgeon will also use the robotic arm to shape the bones before the implantation procedure. This precision ensures that the surgeon operates in the correct area specifications and performs the procedure with great accuracy. This benefit helps prevent a lot of mistakes from happening.
A robotic-assisted knee surgery using the NAVIO system is a minimally invasive procedure. This means the procedure requires less incisions and overall trauma for the patient. Minimally invasive procedures result in shorter hospital stays, less scarring, and faster recovery periods.
Robotic Knee Surgery in Clinton Township, Michigan
If you are interested in learning more about minimally invasive robotic knee surgery and if it is the right procedure for you, talk to a board-certified orthopedic surgeon. The orthopedic surgeons at Movement Orthopedics are experts in performing minimally invasive knee replacements (partial and full) using the NAVIO robotic system. To make an appointment with one of our experts, call us at (586) 436-3785 or request an appointment now.