Knee replacement operations can be performed using a Mako robotic arm. Robotic assisted knee replacements enable the procedure to be tailored to your needs and performed more precisely than conventional joint replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery can help to relieve pain and improve mobility if your joint has become worn or damaged. The joint will be replaced with a prosthetic knee that is attached to the shin and thigh bones. Knee replacements may be needed after an injury or due to a condition such as arthritis. A total knee replacement can be performed using a robotic arm in order to protect as much of the bone as possible. Robotic assisted knee replacements can also ensure that you get the best fit and alignment for the implant so that you can recover your mobility as fully as possible.
Robotic assisted knee replacement surgery follows a similar procedure to a conventional knee replacement. However, the surgeon will perform the operation using a Mako robotic arm. The procedure will be carefully planned using CT scans and a 3D model of your knee joint. The surgeon will use the robotic arm to remove the damaged parts of the joint and to fix the knee implant in place. The doctor will be able to adjust the plan as needed during the procedure. The robotic arm enables the operation to be personalised to your needs and performed more accurately than is possible with conventional techniques. Once you have recovered from the operation, you will be able to recover your mobility with physiotherapy.
If you are considering surgery, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of knee replacements, including those that are unique to robotic assisted procedures:
Get in touch to arrange a consultation with an experienced orthopaedic surgeon who can help you to make the right decisions about your joint replacement surgery, including whether a robotic assisted knee replacement is right for you.