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Robotic Partial Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

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Osteoarthritis – A crippling concern

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting millions of people worldwide. Approximately 300 million people are reportedly afflicted by the ailments, which can impair key joints and impact one’s ability to make free movements, thus curbing the patient’s overall potential.

How does it occur?

It occurs when the protective cartilage that cushions the ends of one’s bones wears down over the course of time.Although osteoarthritis holds the capacity to damage any bodily joint, the disorder most commonly affects joints in your hands, knees, hips and spine. These are all pivotal joints of the body, which enable us to pursue the routine and finer pursuits of our life, and thus, any injury to these organs can compromise one’s quality of life to a great extent.

Osteoarthritis symptoms can usually be managed and controlled to a certain extent, although the damage to joints can’t be reversed.

How can partial knee replacement help?

For those suffering from early to mid-stage osteoarthritis, which affects one compartment of the knee, can opt for partial knee replacement, widely regarded as a great substitute for

total knee replacement. The advanced procedure focuses on extracting and replacing only the damaged tissue of the knee with an implant, while preserving the sanctity of the crucial ligaments that are vital to knee stability, and retaining healthy bone and cartilage.

The benefits of opting for Robotic Partial knee replacement are:

  • State-of-the-art technology

Sai Shree’s hallmark, the robotics-assisted partial knee replacement surgery, is a time-tested, patented and perfected solution that offers an unparalleled technological edge, to ease the post-surgical recovery process for you and to enable quick healing.

  • Less pain

Since the technology driving the surgery focuses only on replacing the damaged tissue with the implant without impacting the rest of the areas, the patient experiences a significantly-lesser degree of pain as compared to the traditional counterpart.

  • A more normal feeling knee

 The Robotic Surgical System was devised with a singular aim – to make the patient’s knee feel as natural as possible, post-surgery.This unique benefit sets it apart from other available surgery methods.

  • Smaller incisions

The prime advantage of robotics in joint replacement surgery is that it does not require pre-operative investigations like CT Scan and all the data is fed into the computer at the time of surgery. Based on the preliminary results, the necessary changes are made, which help in pin-pointing smaller incisions, thus accelerating the recovery process.

  • Quicker rehabilitation

The key takeaway of a robotic joint surgery is precision, which not only ensures a successful outcome but also the longevity of the implant. Because of the fail safe nature of the technology, patients heal quicker.

  • Less stay in hospital

With reduced pre and post-surgery timelines, patients are required to stay in the hospital for a much shorter duration.

  • Less blood loss

Because of precise, smaller incisions and other pre-emptive precautionary practices, the patients experience lesser blood loss, thus facilitating quicker recoveries.

  • One can start walking on the same day of surgery

Empowered by the minimally-invasive surgical method, the patients can even start walking on the same day of the surgery. This innate ability of the robotic arms surgery to offer the patients priceless freedom, makes it a preferred choice for those ailing from osteoarthritis.

How it works:

  • Partial knee replacement with robotic assistance provides assistance through an advanced computer program
  • The program relays precise information about your knee to a robotics-assisted hand piece used by the surgeon during the procedure
  • By collecting patient-specific information, the surgeon is able to establish spatial boundaries for the robotics-assisted hand piece to assist in removing the damaged surfaces of your knee, balance your joint, and position the implant with accuracy and precision

Advantages of robotic knee replacement:

Partial knee replacement with traditional techniques relies on traditional surgical methods, wherein cutting blocks or guides are placed on the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) to help direct a surgical saw in removing the diseased bone and cartilage. This method has been considered technically challenging, as accurately placing these blocks can be difficult. In recent years, advanced surgical techniques using robotic assistance have been developed to provide a higher level of accuracy and precision. Aided by better body mapping and precision-calibrated tools, robotic knee replacement offers patients a relatively pain-free, stress-free, hassle-free experience.

Created to withstand the test of time

Traditionally, surgical implants used in joint replacement operations are subjected to wear down over a certain period of time. Studies have shown that better aligned and well-balanced implants have less wear and longer life. This is a crucial factor, considering a major chunk of those diagnosed with degenerative arthritic changes today are youngsters. In such patients, longer life of implants is essential owing to the longer life expectancy. Robotic joint replacement surgery provides the fundamental aspects of well aligned and balanced knees, decreasing the wear and provide longer life to implants, thereby helping you regain your pillars for life, assisting by an invisible companion for life!

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