In Robotic Total Knee Replacement procedure, a robot is used to take required surgical bone cuts and also to define soft tissue tension. Considering the superiority of this technology, one can surely expect the best post-surgical outcomes with robot i.e. CUVIS Joint as against manual way of surgery.
Standard robotic knee replacement with CUVIS Joint typically comprises of :
CUVIS Joint robot for knee replacement is based on 4 core values of simplicity, accuracy, flexibility and safety.
The procedure for a Total knee Replacement (TKR) has advanced greatly with the development of new materials and the increasing understanding of the knee joint biomechanics. An accurate alignment of the component and soft tissue balancing has been cited as the essential for the success of Total knee Joint Replacement (TKR).
There are limits on improving the alignment accuracy using a conventional total knee replacement. In robotic knee replacement joint axis and bone alignment is defined with help of CT Scan so no intramedullary rods are required. Patient specific 3D bone model is developed with help of CT Scan and bony cuts are taken on this 3D bone model to check accurate positioning of implants.
It is like performing surgery on bone models before performing surgery on patient.This removes all errors which can occur with converntional knee replacment procedure. In robotic surgery bone mapping done with help of sensors and cameras. These sensors and cameras also help in measuring soft tissue tension, this improving gap balancing. As implants are well balanced this leads to longer life of implants and greater movements are possible after total knee replacement.
In traditinal knee replacement metal blocks and intramedullary rods are used for bone cutting and as measurment tools. Althought mechanical alignment guides have been designed to improve accuracy,there are several limitations to this and errors are possible
The recovery process for conventional knee replacement surgery is generally slower compared to minimally invasive techniques. Patients may experience more discomfort and require a longer rehabilitation period to regain full mobility and strength in the knee joint. Moreover, the surgery may lead to higher blood loss, necessitating blood transfusions for some patients.
It is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a damaged or worn knee joint with an artificial joint. The procedure is typically done to relieve pain and improve mobility in patients who have severe knee damage from conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or injury.
Robotic surgery for knee replacement has several potential benefits over traditional knee replacement surgery. Here are some of the benefits of robotic surgery:
Precision: Robotic surgery allows for more precise placement and alignment of the knee implant. The robotic system uses 3D imaging and computer guidance to map out the knee joint and plan the surgery. During the surgery, the robotic arm helps the surgeon to make accurate cuts and place the implant precisely.
Less invasive: Robotic surgery for knee replacement is often less invasive than traditional knee replacement surgery. This means that there may be less blood loss, less pain, and a shorter recovery time for patients.
Personalization: Robotic surgery allows for a more personalized approach to knee replacement. The robotic system can take into account the patient’s specific anatomy and tailor the surgery accordingly. This can lead to better outcomes and a more natural feeling knee.
Reduced risk of complications: The precision of robotic surgery can reduce the risk of complications such as nerve damage, blood vessel injury, and infection.
Improved longevity: Robotic surgery can result in a better-fitting knee implant, which may improve the longevity of the implant and reduce the need for revision surgery.
You can start walk from the next day and can return to normal lifestyle in 3-6 weeks.
Yes, our team will be able to help you in insurance approvals and clearances.
You can return to low impact, like running and cycling, sports in 3 months. People can return to contact sports but it will lead to faster wear of the joint
Yes, but Doctor will suggest exercises to be done at home and you might not need to pay for physiotherapist.
There are many implants in the market. Dr Saurabh will help you to choose the best implant based on your problem and budget.
Watch what some of our patients had to say about their experience with us and how their recovery is going since their robotic & normal knee replacement surgery.
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