In knee prosthesis surgery, the surgeon maps the knee joint surface of the patient with the robot he uses and creates a 3D model on the computer. On the 3D digital joint model, the area where the prosthesis will be placed and the places to be cut are determined and marked. Bone cutting rates, prosthesis sizes, compatibility of prostheses and placement angles of prostheses are calculated on the computer equipped with special programmes.
Bone cuts are performed with full accuracy
Robotic prosthetic surgery also helps to perform bone incisions with full accuracy.
In classical knee replacement surgeries, even experienced orthopaedic surgeons had a margin of error when adjusting the position of the prosthesis. The robotic prosthesis surgery system guides the surgeon visually, audibly and physically during the operation and prevents going out of planning and making mistakes.
With the system that prepares the area where the prosthesis will be placed, not by cutting, but by carving it precisely, it is ensured that the prosthesis is placed in full compliance with the bone. In traditional knee replacement surgeries, standard incision blocks were used to position the prosthesis. These blocks were positioned on the bone by the surgeon considering some anatomical reference points. Even a very small mistake that can be made during this process can prevent full compliance in the placement of the prosthesis parts. As a result, natural joint movement may not be achieved and various problems may be encountered after the surgery.
In knee replacement surgeries, it is very important to make the ligament balance with zero error as well as the placement of the prosthesis. In robotic prosthesis surgeries, real and full-time data reaches the surgeon, thus preventing the problems that may occur after the surgery.
Early healing after robotic prosthetic surgery
After robotic prosthesis surgery, physiotherapists, accompanied by a physician, raise the patient and take their first steps. It is aimed to complete the post-operative process with minimum pain. With an effective rehabilitation program which will be carried out in the hospital, patients get out of bed without support while going home. They also have the ability to go to the toilet and move around the house.
With the robotic prosthesis surgery method, much less damage is done to the normal tissues, and healing takes place in a much shorter time. Patients who experience less pain after surgery naturally use less pain medication. The hospital stay of the patient is shortened, there is no risk of infection.
Advantages of robotic surgery
- With the high-resolution imaging system, very detailed planning is possible during the surgery.
- Prosthesis can be placed only on the damaged part of the knee very precisely.
- Tissue trauma is minimal.
- Healthy bone stock is maintained.
- All ligaments in the knee are preserved.
- The patient gets a more natural knee feeling after the surgery.
- Much faster and painless recovery is achieved.
- The patient returns to his daily life in a short time.
- Since the implants will be placed with high accuracy, the life of the prosthesis applied to the patient will also be long.
- No preoperative tomography is required.
- The patient does not have to receive additional radiation. In the surgery, the risk of error of the physician is reduced and the success rate is increased to the highest level.
The new generation robotic knee joint prosthesis surgery system that we use in knee joint prosthesis surgeries allows the prostheses to be placed on the joints in the most perfect way. Thus, robotic surgery provides great comfort to the patient by zeroizing the risk of error. Robotic knee joint prosthesis surgery system consists of advanced software and a computerassisted robotic arm.