What is Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery?
Robotic knee replacement surgery isa modern surgical technique with robotic technology that guides doctors in all sensitive steps, from the planning of the surgery to the placement of the implant in the most suitable position on the patient's knee. Contrary to popular belief, robotic surgeries are performed by the surgeon himself, not by the robot.
NAVIO Next Generation Robotic Knee Surgery System
NAVIO is a next generation robotic knee surgery system approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), does not require computed tomography, and provides a patient-specific surgical planningprocess with hand-held technology. While the robotic system guides the doctor during the knee replacement surgery, it sends a warning when an incorrect procedure is performed. Thus, robotic technology minimize the margin of error.
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How Is Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Performed?
Robotic knee replacement surgery begins with the surgical plan by considering the patient's unique anatomy. When the surgery is completed, the damaged bone and cartilage areas in the knee joint are removed and replaced with a prosthesis.
During a robotic knee replacement surgery, 3-dimensional (3D) model of the knee joint is created without the need for any computerized tomography (CT) scan to visualize the patient's knee joint structure. With the information collected, the bone incision rates are calculated with millimetric measurements, the damaged bone and cartilage areas are removed and the joint surface is made suitable for the implant. The implant components are placed in accordance with the surgical plan, precisely and according to the patient's own knee joint structure.