The first knee joint replacement surgery was performed in the 1960s, and there have been many improvements to the devices and procedures since that historic first surgery. Modern knee replacement surgeries have a very high success rate, but they can still have complications. One of the newest innovations in knee replacement is the use of robotic assistance, which is proving to provide many benefits over traditional knee replacement surgeries. Here are some of the benefits of robotic versus traditional knee replacements.
Improved Precision and Accuracy
Robotic systems, like the Mako robotic system used at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA, offer increased precision and accuracy during the implant surgery. The imaging software is extremely advanced, pinpointing exactly where the implant needs to be placed within the leg before and during surgery. While Dr. Farzin Kabaei controls the robotic arm, he is guided by the advanced digital system that improves the precision for improved placement.
Reduced Damage to Surrounding Tissues
One of the specific features of the Mako robotic system is the protection of surrounding tissues during the operation. The software has safeguards in place to reduce damage to tissues and nerves, which can reduce pain and complications in recovery. The software and robotic tools work together during the procedure to ensure that precise cuts to the bone are made without damaging other tissues.
Less Pain and Quicker Recovery
The precise methods used with the robotic-assisted knee replacement can minimize the pain and need for narcotic medications after surgery. Patients require fewer opioid medications, which can be harmful and addictive, and graduate quicker to OTC pain medications. In addition, the recovery time is faster. In most cases, patients can return home the same day after robotic-assisted joint replacement. Our patients can often walk and are able to get around before they leave our facility.
The advanced methods used in robotic-assisted knee replacement and quality implants can result in long-lasting joint replacements. Most robotic knee replacements are expected to last for decades, which is a lifetime for many patients. The chances of complications or need for revision surgery are reduced with this innovative procedure.
If you are considering knee replacement surgery, explore the benefits of robotic-assisted procedures. Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA offers the Mako robotic total and partial knee replacement surgery, both of which can usually be performed on a same day, outpatient basis. Contact us at Robotic Hip and Knee Replacement LA to schedule a knee replacement consultation with Dr. Farzin Kabaei to learn more.