A Robotic TKR (total knee replacement) is similar to a traditional knee replacement. The difference is the surgeon performs the surgery with assistance from a robotic arm. The surgeon removes damaged tissue in your knee and replaces it with an artificial joint.
Robotic assistant technology allows more precise and accurate placement of the implant, which can result in a faster recovery and natural feeling outcome for the patient.
The procedure begins with creating a 3D model of the patient’s knee using advanced imaging techniques such as MRI or CT scans. The robotic system then uses this model to plan the surgery and create a personalised surgical plan for each patient.
Benefits of a robotic knee replacement include:
- Improved accuracy and precision of implant placement.
- Less damage to surrounding tissues.
- Reduced pain.
- Natural feeling joint
- Faster recovery times.
- A potentially longer lifespan for the implant.