Robotic joint replacement is a safe, minimally invasive alternative to traditional knee replacement surgery. If you suffer from severe pain or damage to your knee joints, the orthopedic specialists at Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC in Atlanta, Georgia, can determine if robotic joint replacement is right for you. To speak with a doctor about your condition, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Knee replacement is a surgical procedure used to treat severely diseased or damaged knee joints. Most knee replacements are the result of knee injuries or severe damage caused by arthritis.
Your doctor typically recommends knee replacement when other treatments like physical therapy or steroid injections fail to relieve your pain. Severely damaged knee joints can cause your bones to rub against each other, causing crippling pain, stiffness, and limited mobility.
The goal of knee replacement surgery is to eliminate your pain and restore the stability of your knee. Knee replacement can be used to replace a portion of your knee joint (unicompartmental replacement) or the entire structure (total knee replacement). At Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC, the team performs knee replacements using cutting-edge robotic techniques.
Also known as robot-assisted knee replacement, robotic knee replacement is an orthopedic procedure that allows your doctor to resurface your damaged knee joint through a small incision. Knee joint replacement is performed under spinal or general anesthesia.
During the procedure, your doctor uses a robotic arm to control the precise movements of your surgery. Robotic joint replacement allows your doctor to perform your procedure with a greater degree of precision and consistency than a standard manual knee replacement.
Before the procedure, your doctor uses imaging technology like a CT scan to develop a virtual model of your knee and ensure the right parts are chosen for your new knee joint. Your doctor then uses the robotic arm to remove the damaged parts of your knee and properly position your artificial knee replacement.
After the procedure, it’s normal to experience some pain. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to help keep you comfortable as you recover. In most cases, physical therapy is a follow-up to joint replacement.
Physical therapy helps you regain strength in your leg and restores movement to your knee. Perimeter Orthopaedics, PC offers convenient, on-site physical therapy to ensure you achieve a successful recovery.
Joint replacement can lessen chronic pain and help you to regain your mobility. To find out if robotic joint replacement is right for you, call or book your appointment online today.