Robotic-assisted total knee replacement is a knee procedure done with patented technology and robotics to ensure accuracy. This procedure helps the surgeon prepare the bone for optimal results.
Total knee replacement is recommended for individuals who experience a lot of pain and have lost most of the function of their knee. This procedure helps restore functionality and relief from pain through replacement of damaged cartilage and bone.
Your orthopaedic surgeon will not recommend a total knee replacement lightly; a total knee replacement is usually the last option. Before recommending surgery, other options are usually the first step in determining your issue's severity. Some of these resolutions include weight loss, physical therapy, cortisone injections, or anti-inflammatory medication.
When your doctor chooses total knee replacement surgery, you will probably see a nutritionist and go through a prep regimen to ensure that you're in good physical health. They will also explain the procedure in detail, review your diet and any medications you may be taking, and make sure you don't have any allergies to the anesthesia.
During your recovery, you will be closely monitored to make sure everything is going well. The operative site will also be bandaged to absorb fluid and avoid bacteria. You will probably be given ice chips and clear fluids before getting back on a solid food diet, as well.
If all is well, you will begin physical therapy one to two days after the surgery. You will have assistance with walking until you can be on your own with crutches or some other form of a walker. You will be given exercises to work on at home once discharged and will be referred to an outpatient physical therapist.
The circulation in your legs and feet are crucial to your recovery. Any pain or numbness felt in the lower extremities requires immediate attention.
There are numerous advantages:
Coastal Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine also uses OMNIBotics® to perform this surgery. This patented, bone-morphing technology creates a 3D model of your knee to assist the surgeon with his plan. It helps position bone resections and implants accurately, in a way that's more advanced than traditional models.
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