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ROSA Robotic Knee Replacement
Precision is the key for a successful total knee replacement. For this reason, surgeons are embracing robotic-assisted total knee replacements. Pinnacle Orthopaedics utilizes ROSA Knee robotic technology to bring robotic knee replacement surgery to Canton, Woodstock, Marietta, East Cobb and Hiram.
Below, we will go in-depth to explain ROSA, what it is exactly, as well as what you might expect before and during your operation, recovery, risks, and advantages.
What is ROSA Robotic Total Knee Replacement?
ROSA is short for 'Robotic Surgical Assistant'. It supports your orthopedic surgeon when they perform a total knee replacement. ROSA assists with bone resections and assesses the soft tissues, so the implant is successful.
ROSA robotic knee replacement is ideal for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes cartilage breakdown in the knee. Common symptoms of the condition include knee pain, stiffness, and swelling that has not shown improvement with conservative treatments.
What Should I Know to Prepare for a ROSA Robotic Knee Replacement?
Preoperatively a ROSA robotic total knee replacement is similar to other total knee procedures. Unique to ROSA knee surgery, the surgeon takes a series of x-rays to create a 3D model of the knee. The model allows surgeons to plan your knee replacement specifics before the surgery.
What Can I Expect During the Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Replacement?
The actual surgery is similar to a traditional knee replacement but with the ROSA knee system's help. The surgeon is still necessary as the system does not perform the surgery independently. It does not move unless the surgeon prompts it to move.
The surgeon guides the robotic hands based on the plan developed preoperatively. It is a tool used by the surgeon to ensure the implants' accuracy. The skills of the surgeon are necessary for a successful procedure.
It functions as a high-tech GPS, using trackers and a camera to determine the knee's positioning. ROSA will make adjustments to even the slightest movements of the knee. The ability ensures the surgical plan is accomplished.
The surgeon uses real-time data to enhance their skills throughout the procedure to ensure accuracy.
What are The Advantages of a Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Replacement?
A robotic-assisted total knee replacement is not only precise; it is personalized. ROSA uses data collected before and during the surgery. Your surgeon uses the information to detail your unique anatomy to achieve care with accuracy.
It utilizes real-time information combining data, imaging, and range of motion assessments.
The ROSA offers a minimally invasive approach also has the additional following benefits:
A small incision with reduced scarring and minimal bleeding
Precise implant placement
Decreased risk of pain and complications
Reduced injury to nearby tissues
A fast return to activities of daily living
Increases the longevity of the implant
Are There any Risks or Complications to a Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement?
As with all procedures, patients can have complications, but ROSA is relatively safe.
Complications are similar to other total knee replacement procedures to include pain, bleeding, infection, or damage to surrounding soft tissues.
What Should I Know About Post Operative Care and Recovery After ROSA?
The recovery after a ROSA robotic knee replacement is similar to other noninvasive procedures. Your doctor will prescribe medications for pain management and stiffness following surgery.
You will receive instructions on surgical site care and signs of infection. To encourage healing, doctors recommend a balanced diet and refrain from smoking.
It is best to avoid strenuous activities. Start light and follow the program developed with your physical therapist. Within a few weeks, you should be able to resume most normal activity.
Be sure to keep all follow-up appointments and let your doctor know if you experience any complications.
Where Can I Learn More About Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Near Me?
Pinnacle Orthopaedics is proud to offer ROSA total knee replacements. We can discuss with you if you are a candidate or answer any questions.
We have multiple locations for your convenience:
Robotic knee replacement in Canton
Robotic knee replacement in Woodstock
Robotic knee replacement in Marietta and East Cobb
Robotic knee replacement in Hiram
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