Now Offering Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

If osteoarthritis limits your ability to climb up stairs, take walks or do any of the activities you once enjoyed, then knee replacement surgery may be an option for you.

Grand View Health’s board-certified orthopaedic surgeons perform both traditional knee replacement procedures and robotic-assisted procedures using the Mako® Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery System.

In a robotic-assisted surgery, our surgeons use a 3-D virtual model of your knee to precisely plan your procedure. They then use the system’s robotic arm during the surgery to remove diseased bone and cartilage and insert an implant.

How Robotic Surgery Works
Step 1 – Precise Planning Step 2 – Personalized Surgery
The process begins with the patient receiving a CT scan of the knee a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery. The robotic surgery system uses this scan to create a 3-D virtual model of your knee that helps identify the size and placement of the implant based on your unique anatomy. In the operating room, your surgeon will use the robotic system’s computer software to adjust your personalized pre-surgery plan as needed. Then, during surgery, he will guide the robotic arm within the pre-defined area to provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

 

How Robotic Surgery Helps

Use of the robotic system leads to more precise surgery and helps to balance the soft tissues that surround the knee implant. This may lead to less pain and quicker recovery after surgery. All surgery carries risk. Talk with your doctor about whether knee replacement surgery is right for you.

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