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Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement

During knee replacement surgery, worn out or damaged sections of the knee joint is removed and replaced with artificial implants. In a robotic total knee replacement, surgeons construct a virtual model of the patient's knee. With that model as a guide, the surgeon then utilizes the robotic arm to place the components of the new knee accurately. Jack Steele, M.D. provides diagnosis and minimally invasive knee replacement surgery using robotic-arm technology in Towson, Baltimore, Cockeysville, MD. Jack Steele, M.D. also provides highly specialized care during and after surgery. Contact Dr. Jack Steel’s office for an appointment today!

What is Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement?

Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery is an alternative to the conventional knee replacement procedure. It is performed using robotic-arm technology that allows your surgeon to precisely perform the surgery through a smaller incision as compared to traditional surgery.

What is Arthritis?

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

The knee is made up of the femur (thighbone), the tibia (shinbone) and the patella (kneecap). The two menisci, the soft cartilage between the femur and tibia, serve as a cushion and helps absorb shock during motion. Arthritis (inflammation of the joints), injury or other diseases of the joint can damage this protective layer of cartilage, causing extreme pain and difficulty in performing daily activities. Osteoarthritis is a type of arthritis.

What is Total Knee Replacement?

Total knee replacement, also called total knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the worn out or damaged surfaces of the knee joint are removed and replaced with artificial implants.

Indications of Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

Robotic-assisted knee replacement is indicated if you are suffering from degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. Your doctor may recommend surgery if non-surgical treatment options have failed to relieve your symptoms.

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Procedure

Robotic-assisted surgical technology allows Dr. Steele to provide you with a personalized surgical plan that is tailored to your individual anatomy. During your knee replacement surgery, your knee is mapped and registered with a robot to determine your knee’s individual anatomy and alignment. Dr. Steele then uses the robotic system to develop a surgical plan individualized for you based on this information. Then, a robotic arm is used to make very accurate bone cuts that allow Dr. Steele to enact that surgical plan and implant the knee components in the correct position for your knee.

The goal of any knee replacement is to result in a stable knee with good range of motion. Robotic technology allows Dr. Steele to achieve these outcomes more accurately and less invasively. This can lead to a faster recovery and more consistent outcomes.

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement

The benefits of the robotic-assisted knee replacement include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Rapid recovery
  • Precise placement of the implant
  • Reduced injury to adjacent tissues
  • Increased longevity of the implant

If you would like to have additional information on knee treatments or would like to learn more about robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, please contact Jack Steele, M.D., serving the communities of Towson, Baltimore, Cockeysville, MD.

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Towson, MD 21204

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