Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery
It may sound like science fiction, but the specialists at Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics & Sports Medicine have the ability to perform robotic-assisted orthopedic surgeries. Robotic-arm assisted orthopedic surgery is used for partial and total knee replacements and total hip replacements.
How Robotic Assisted Surgery Works
During joint replacement procedures, damaged bone and cartilage is cut away and replaced with artificial components made of metal alloys, high-grade plastics and polymers. During the surgery, the robotic arm aids in maximizing accuracy, ensuring that just enough bone or cartilage is removed.
How Robotic Assisted Surgery Can Help
There are several different varieties of robotic assistance used for orthopedic surgery. A computerized tomography (CT) scan before the surgery is used to plan exactly how much bone should be removed and to aid in maximizing the accuracy of the alignment and placement of the implant. During the surgery, the robotic arm ensures that this plan is followed exactly — so that just enough but not too much bone is removed.
One of the most difficult aspects of joint replacement surgery is placing the individual components of the artificial joint in the best possible alignment so they will mesh together and work smoothly. The robotic arm provides tactile, visual and auditory feedback to assist the surgeon in achieving the desired orientation, which can enhance stability and mobility.
Robotic Knee Replacement
Arthritis may not have a cure yet, but new treatment methods are getting better and better at providing long-term relief. For patients suffering from severe knee pain caused by osteoarthritis, robotic knee replacement surgery may be able to offer relief with shorter recovery times and longer-lasting results.
During a traditional knee replacement procedure, damaged tissue in the knee is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. A robotic knee replacement is the same procedure performed with the assistance of a robotic arm.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Stormont Vail Health Difference
There is no other team quite like our Orthopedics & Sports Medicine team. They are a powerhouse in their field, providing the most specialized treatment when it comes to sports medicine, joint replacement, traumatic fractures, as well as complex treatments such as knee, hip or shoulder reconstruction.
Our team of fellowship-trained orthopedists will work with you to create a tailor-made treatment plan to help relieve pain, build back your strength and coordination and get you back to living your best life.
We are Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and we are your orthopedics team.
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