Robotic Orthopedic Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

01. Total Hip Replacement
02. Unicondylar Knee Replacement/Partial Knee Replacement
03. Patellofemoral Joint Replacement
04. Total Knee Replacement

Orthopedic robotic surgery for joint replacement technology is an innovative solution to conventional surgical methods for patients suffering from hip or knee joint pain.

Surgeons find it challenging to align the knee and hip joint implant while conventional joint replacement surgery, but with Robotic Joint replacement surgery the Orthopedic Surgeon can achieve greater precision.

The Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery uses the 3D image of each patient to plan and execute the surgery, that helps the Surgeon to stay focused within the pre-determined area and greater accuracy in positioning and aligning the joint Implant. The focused surgery and proper aligned implant help the patient to recover fast and have the natural feeling of the joints.

Every patient’s anatomy is different. The Robotic knee technology allows the surgeon to create a customized plan for each patient based on a 3D virtual model of their individual anatomy. This allows the surgeon to perform the procedure as accurately as possible. The surgeon captures a 3D model of the knee intra-operatively. The surgeon uses this 3D model to pre-plan your surgical procedure. The surgeon will know precisely where to prepare the bone for the implant, and the Robotic knee system guides the surgeon to stay within the pre-defined area. This helps to provide optimal placement and alignment of your implant.

If you suffer from severe joint pain and conservative treatments have not provided adequate relief, you may be a candidate for a hip or knee replacement with Robotic technology. Many factors come into consideration when determining if a patient needs a knee replacement. It is important that you consult with your orthopedic surgeon to determine if the Robotic technology is the right option for you. Total knee replacement: Adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee may be candidates for a total knee replacement with the Robotic knee Assisted Surgery System. Mid to late-stage osteoarthritis indicates the disease has affected more than two of the knee compartments: Medial, patellofemoral, or lateral. Partial knee replacement: You may be a good candidate for partial knee replacement with Robotic technology if you are an adult living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Knee joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee. Joint replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the joint, or excessive body weight.

In most cases, Robotic Joint replacement surgery takes a little less than an hour.

The recovery process will be different for each patient. A typical hospital stay after surgery with Robotic knee assisted technology may range from a few days to a week’s time post a partial, total knee or hip replacement surgery.Depending on age, the gravity of the injury and other health factors, some patients might experience a longer duration of hospital stay. For many, getting up and walking and beginning physical therapy exercises will be possible immediately a day after the surgery. Depending on your post- surgical plan, which will be determined by your surgeon, nurse and physical therapist, you may need to use some assistance of some devices at home as a part of your recovery. Pain management is also a very important step to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your recovery process.& for the same your post-op plan may include medications to reduce the pain. Outpatient physical therapy is typically prescribed within one or two weeks post surgery

Most of today’s knee and hip implants are made of metal alloys and high grade plastic. Hence, it is possible that it might trigger the metal detector alarm. It is recommended that you inform the airport security personnel about your implant prior to the screening process.

After the Orthopedic Surgery by the best orthopedic surgeon using LEO-2 by Stryker Mako Robotic Joint Assisted Surgery arm the recovery will be fast one may be able to return to work within 3-6 weeks. Studies indicate that patients who undergo knee replacement may return to driving in four to six weeks. Most Hip replacement patients can expect to return to low-impact activities by 3 months. Low-impact activities include hiking, biking, golfing. Complete recovery from a total hip replacement with Robotic knee assisted technology may take 3 to 6 months.

Post Robotic Knee replacement surgery the patient can start with physical activities like walking, swimming, driving, light hiking, biking, dancing and other low – impact sports. While the patients who had robotic partial knee replacement with LEO-2 can expect even greater results, with many being able to return much quickly to a more active lifestyle. However, the recovery process will vary for each patient, and it will be important to follow your individual post-operative care instructions for optimal recovery.

Proper alignment and positioning of the implants is crucial to the life expectancy of the implant. The Joints have a limited life expectancy and the life of the joints depends on factors like the patient’s age, weight, activity level, quality of bone stock, and compliance with doctor’s orders. With LEO-2 by Stryker Mako Robotic Joint Assisted Surgery arm, our orthopedic surgeons can achieve superior results in the alignment and positioning of the knee and hip joint implants, which results in overall better outcomes for our patients.

Yes. We use the LEO-2 by Stryker Mako Robotic Technology, which is FDA approved.