The Role of Technology in Modern Knee Replacement:
Robotic Innovations

The field of orthopaedic surgery has experienced a profound transformation in recent years, driven by remarkable technological advancements. 

Specifically, in Robotic Knee replacement surgery, robotic innovations have caused a notable shift in paradigms. These technologies have revolutionised the entire process of planning, performing, and post-operatively managing knee replacements.

This blog delves into robotic knee replacement surgery and how robotics reshapes orthopaedic surgery.

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery-Dr Rik Kundra

What is Robotic Knee Replacement?

Robotic knee replacement, also known as robot-assisted knee arthroplasty or robot-assisted knee surgery, is a technologically advanced surgical technique used in knee replacement procedures. 

It is similar to traditional knee replacement but combines the skills of an orthopaedic surgeon with the precision and guidance of a robotic system.

What are the Benefits of Robotic Surgery for Knee Replacement?

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery-Dr Rik Kundra

Robotic surgery for knee replacement is a relatively new and advanced technique that offers several potential benefits compared to traditional knee replacement surgery. 

Some of the key advantages of robotic surgery for knee replacement include:

  • Personalisation: Robotic surgery allows for personalised treatment plans based on the patient’s unique anatomy. Surgeons can tailor the procedure to match the patient’s specific needs, which can result in better outcomes.
  • Highly Accurate Implant Placement: Robotic systems use advanced imaging technology to generate a 3D model of the patient’s knee joint. This allows for precise planning and accurate placement of the implants, leading to better alignment and overall function of the knee joint.
  • Faster Recovery: Patients who undergo robotic knee replacement surgery often experience a quicker recovery period. They may spend less time in the hospital and require shorter rehabilitation compared to traditional surgery.
  • A More “Natural Feeling” Implant: A common dissatisfaction with traditional knee replacement is joint awareness. Some patients report that simple actions like kneeling or walking down stairs can trigger joint awareness. The personalisation of your robotic surgery means your implant is customised to your knee. This results in a more “natural feeling” outcome. 

Who is an Ideal Candidate for Robotic Knee Replacement?

If you are eligible for a traditional knee replacement, you are likely a candidate for robotic-assisted knee replacement, too. 

It is important that you talk with your doctor to see if surgery — or other non-surgical options to treat knee pain — are best for you.

Robotic knee replacements are well-suited for even the most complex knee joint disease. This includes patients who have:

  • Femur deformities after an injury
  • Complex degeneration
  • Hardware from previous surgeries

How do Robotic Knee Replacements Work?

Robotic knee replacements combine surgical expertise with advanced technology. 

1. Planning and Visualisation:

The process begins with preoperative imaging to create a 3D model of the patient’s knee joint, bone structure and surrounding tissues. 

During the surgery, the robotic system uses arrays to maintain constant landmarks on the femur and tibia, ensuring real-time guidance and accuracy.

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery-Dr Rik Kundra

2. Personalised Adjustments: 

During surgery, a robotic arm, guided by the surgeon, assists in precise bone cuts and implant positioning. The robotic system offers real-time feedback, ensuring that the procedure aligns with the preoperative plan. 

It customises the surgery to the patient’s unique anatomy, allowing for patient-specific adjustments. 

3. Safety and Precision: 

Incorporating sensitive haptic technology, the system minimises the risk of damaging healthy tissue while removing arthritic bone, ensuring both precision and safety.

4. Pinpoint Positioning: 

As the procedure progresses, the implants are rigorously tested for size, position, and rotation before they become permanent fixtures. 

The robot provides precise coordinates for the implant, ensuring that it aligns perfectly with the patient’s anatomy. It also confirms that the gaps on the inside and outside of the knee remain consistent throughout the full arc of motion. 

The ultimate goal is a knee joint that moves seamlessly and naturally, with appropriate balance. This means a potential return to a pain-free, active life for the patient.

Meet Dr Rik Kundra: Your Specialist in Dubai for Knee Health

Dr Rik Kundra is a Dubai-based specialist knee surgeon specialising in joint preservation, biological knee repair, and complex knee problems. 

His expertise extends to state-of-the-art robotic knee replacement surgery while prioritising a conservative and patient-centred approach.

Don’t wait; take the first step towards your knee health. 

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All content and media on this page are created and published for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice and should not be relied on as health or personal advice. Meet Dr. Rik personally for appropriate medical diagnosis and advice.

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