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Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Mako Robotic Knee System

Knee Replacement is an extremely common surgery. Despite historically having very high success rates, joint replacement surgeons always strive for continued improvement to enhance the quality of life for patients. Recently, robotic technology has been introduced to the world of joint replacement surgery to meet the demands of increasingly active patients.

The goals of knee replacement surgery are to:

  1. Remove the arthritic / damaged portions of the knee
  2. Replace these areas with durable implants that fit accurately and in good alignment
  3. Balance the knee ligaments / soft tissue so that the knee functions well for an active lifestyle.

How does a robotic assisted surgery help?

Through a special scan of the knee and devices used during surgery (arrays and checkpoints), the robot can “see” the knee in the operating room. A virtual image is then created that allows your surgeon to fine tune a plan that accurately removes only the portions of bone and cartilage that need to be removed, shapes the bone for an exact size and fit of the implants, and balances the tissues of the knee to within fractions of degrees and millimeters.

All of this is done virtually to make sure the knee replacement is performed to meet the unique character of each patient’s knee. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the virtual plan, the robot assists the surgeon to perform the surgery precisely.

The result is a highly personalized replacement that maximizes precision, safety, and predictability for your surgery. If you have any questions regarding robotic joint replacement surgery, contact the joint replacement specialists at New Braunfels Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine.

Creighton C. Tubb, MD Creighton C. Tubb, MD Hip & Knee Replacement Surgery; New Braunfels Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, New Braunfels, Texas

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