The knee is a complex hinge joint connecting the thigh bone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia) and the kneecap (patella). It plays a pivotal role in mobility, supporting body weight, and facilitating movements such as walking, running, and bending. Knee replacement becomes necessary when the knee joint is severely damaged or degenerated due to various causes, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or injury. This damage results in excruciating pain, limited mobility, and a decreased quality of life. During knee replacement surgery, the damaged joint is replaced with an artificial implant, alleviating pain, restoring function, and enhancing the patient’s overall quality of life.
There are several types of knee replacement surgeries, such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, minimally invasive knee replacement and robotic knee replacement surgeries. Robotic knee replacement, also known as robot-assisted knee replacement, is an advanced surgical technique that combines the expertise of a skilled surgeon with robotic technology to enhance the precision and accuracy of knee replacement surgery. Robotic knee replacement reduces pain, makes recovery faster, and improves implant longevity. It is particularly beneficial for complex cases and patients seeking a more precise and customised approach to knee replacement surgery.
Mentioned below are a few causes and symptoms that lead to doctors performing a knee replacement surgery:
The Mako surgery helps total or partial replacement of the damaged knee tissues. The initial step of the procedure involves getting a CAT scan of the patient. It helps get a 3D image of the surgical site that helps perform the surgery with greater accuracy and precision. Then, the images are used by the advanced robotic machine to plan the surgery as per the patient’s condition. Minimal details such as making the right size of incision for insertion of the laparoscopic tube, picking the ideal implant size, and positioning it are all done by the surgical system used for the surgery. The machine lays out a detailed plan to perform the surgery. The Mako system positions the arms of the machine according to the plan laid out for the surgery, where the surgeon holds the console and performs the steps required to complete the surgery.
You can also get in touch with the expert doctors at Narayana Healthcare based in your city to get immediate attention and medical support during a sudden health concern.
Robotic knee replacement surgery is a form of surgery with great precision for faster patient recovery. The surgery is highly practised by surgeons today for its multiple advantages and high success rate. The surgery is also hassle-free compared to a traditional surgery with big incisions and more blood loss.
Q. What are the types of knee replacement surgeries?
A. Total knee replacement, Unicompartmental partial knee replacement, Kneecap replacement, and Complex knee replacement are some knee replacement surgery forms.
Q. What are the advantages of robotic knee replacement surgery?
A. Quicker recovery, fewer hospital stays, fewer scars, and many such benefits are the plus points of a robotic knee replacement surgery.
Q. When is knee replacement surgery required?
A. Knee replacement becomes necessary when the knee joint is severely damaged or degenerated due to various causes, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or injury.
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