On-the-Mark Technology So We Can Get You Back on the Move
Did you know that the knee is the largest joint in the body? It is central to nearly all everyday activities, but that also means it is prone to damage and wear-and-tear. At Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital, our goal is to help patients find relief from knee pain through conservative methods when possible.
When knee replacement surgery is deemed necessary, we’re proud to offer Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery technology to help patients recover faster and with less pain than traditional surgical methods.
The Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System allows us to achieve unprecedented precision in the placement of the joint implants. This precision is important for many reasons, most importantly, for how the implant feels for the patient. The more accurate the alignment, the more natural the implant feels and the higher the likelihood that the patient can resume participating in the activities they enjoy.
Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement
Total knee replacement with the Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System is designed to help patients living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis. Generally, this means the disease has progressed to all three compartments of the knee — the Medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), and lateral (outside) — making it necessary to replace the entire knee joint with artificial implants.
Using our advanced technology, your surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan to identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on your specific diagnosis and anatomy. This allows for a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. ¹
Accuracy in the placement of the implant is essential to the implant components working properly. When alignment is off, there is more wear-and-tear on the components, which means their longevity is reduced.
Proper alignment also plays a key factor in the comfort for the patient. With Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery technology, the components have a more “natural” feel and offer greater flexibility.
Total Knee Replacement: See How It Works
Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee Replacement
With a partial knee replacement, only the damaged area of the knee joint is replaced. However, with traditional surgical methods, partial knee replacements are more difficult and the desired accuracy in the implant placement is often difficult to achieve.
With the Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System, partial knee replacement is an option for adult patients suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that is contained to only one or two compartments of the knee.
Using this advanced technology, we can perform with smaller incisions and greater accuracy in the placement of the implant.
During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, saving as much of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement may:
- Facilitate ideal implant positioning that can result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery²
- Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
- Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities³
Partial Knee Replacement: See How it Works
- Hampp EL, Scholl LY, Prieto M, Chang T, Abbasi AZ, Bhowmik-Stoker M, Otto JK, Jacofsky DJ, Mont MA. “Accuracy Assessment of Robotic and Manual TKA in a Cadaveric Model.” Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty demonstrated greater accuracy to plan compared to manual technique. ORS 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego. Poster No.2412.
- Plate JF, Mofi di A, Mannava S, Smith BP, et al. Achieving Accurate Ligament Balancing Using Robotic-Assisted Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Advances in Orthopedics 2013(2013): 837167.
- Blyth M, Jones B, MacLean A, Anthony I, Rowe P. Accuracy of UKA implant positioning and early clinical outcomes in a RCT comparing robotic assisted nd manual surgery. 13th Annual CAOS Meeting, June 12-15, 2013, Orlando, FL,USA.
Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital utilizes Mako™ brand Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Technology by Stryker. For more information on the technology, you can visit Stryker’s website.