The use of advanced robotic technology to improve accuracy and precision of implant placement has been an important innovation in orthopedic surgery allowing for a customized, individually tailored approach to joint replacement.
Here are some of the advantages of robotic joint replacement and how it helps assist in your recovery after surgery:
- Presurgical planning: Prior to the surgery, CT imaging is performed to create an accurate 3D model of the patient’s joint. This is used to specifically plan the surgery based on the patient’s unique anatomy to the smallest detail enabling correct sizing and positioning of the implant.
- Staying within the pre-defined surgical boundaries: The robotic arm ensures all cutting instruments remain within the designated surgical site as determined by presurgical plan ensuring there is minimal damage to surrounding healthy tissue.
- Better control: The end of the robotic arm has greater dexterity and better stability when performing complex movements in tight spaces as compared to the surgeon’s hand which is subject to fatigue. This helps improve the accuracy when cutting bone and placing the implant.
- Minimally invasive: Robotic joint surgery can usually be performed through smaller incisions as compared to traditional joint replacement procedures.
These factors help ensure the surgery can be performed smoothly with minimal risk of complications during the procedure. As most of the surrounding muscles, ligaments, and tendons undergo minimal trauma during the surgery, they are better able to support and protect the newly replaced joint. Following the procedure, patients can generally expect to recover fast with less discomfort and regain movement that closely resemble that of the natural joint.
Research studies on outcomes of robotic surgery have been positive with fewer complications such as failure of the prosthesis as compared to traditional non-robotic procedures.
Robotic surgery is not limited to any age group or type of patient. Anyone who is good candidate for joint replacement may benefit from robotic joint replacement.
Dr. Jacob brings cutting edge techniques and technology to the Oklahoma City area. He has extensive training in minimally invasive, rapid recovery joint replacement as well as robotically assisted hip and knee replacement. Dr.Jacob is a pioneer in outpatient joint replacement allowing some patient to go home the same day as their procedure and recover in the comfort of their own home. The cornerstone of Dr.Jacob’s practice is to have the recovery process be easier, faster and less painful allowing his patients to get back into the game of life. Dr.Jacob is committed to bringing the highest level of orthopedic care while treating each and every patient like a family member. Providing you with patient centered care you can trust.