Joint Replacement

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

 

Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained to utilize state-of-the-art robotic technology in planning and performing your total knee replacement surgery.

ROSA Knee Replacement SurgeryWhile the procedure is performed entirely by the surgeon, our new Zimmer Biomet’s Robotic Surgical Assistant knee replacement system, or ROSA as it is called for short, helps our orthopedic surgeons create a pre-operative surgery plan that is personalized based on your unique knee anatomy to ensure implant placement and incision points for optimal results. 

Before Surgery
The surgical procedure using ROSA Knee is similar to traditional total knee replacement, but with a robotic assistant. With ROSA Knee, a series of X-rays may be used to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of your knee anatomy. This 3D model enables the surgeon to plan many specifics of your knee replacement prior to your surgery.

During Surgery
The robot does not operate on its own. Your surgeon has been specially trained to use ROSA Knee, which only moves when your surgeon prompts it to. Your surgeon is still in the operating room the entire time, making all of the decisions throughout your surgery.

During your procedure, ROSA knee utilizes a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg to know exactly how your knee is positioned. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot can tell and adjusts accordingly. Throughout your surgery, ROSA Knee provides your surgeon with unique data about your knee. This information, combined with your surgeon’s skill, helps to position your implant precisely based on your unique anatomy.

After Surgery
Following surgery, you will be hospitalized based upon the recovery plan your surgeon decides is best for you. Recovery time varies, but your hospitalization may range from one to three days.

For more information call us today at 845-348-7489.