Introducing Robotic Arm-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
Parkwest is pleased to introduce robotic arm-assisted surgery for partial and total knee replacements. This latest advancement in orthopedics enables our robotic-certified surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on your specific diagnosis and anatomy. Your surgeon will use CT-based modeling of your joint to create your personal surgical plan.
That means your joint replacement size, orientation, and alignment – are all based on your unique anatomy.
A personalized surgical plan allows for a smaller incision, quicker discharge from the hospital, and a quicker overall recovery time for most patients.
How the Technology Works
It all begins with a CT scan of your knee joint that used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
In the operating room
In the operating room, your surgeon will use the robotic system to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the robotic system helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined with the personalized pre-operative plan was created. The system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
After surgery your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may also review a post-operative X-ray of your new knee with you.