Are your knees causing your constant trouble? If the time has come to turn to surgery to either replace your knee or make another major adjustment, there's one particular option that you might want to look into. Today, more surgeons than ever before are turning to robotics to assist them during certain types of surgeries, including major work on knees. Here's how robotic assisted knee surgery may be a better choice for you than opting for a more traditional surgery.
Better Placement for the Parts Will Leave You More Comfortable in the Long Run
When a surgeon attempts to replace or rebuild part of your knee, he or she will likely install a variety of metal plates or parts into your leg. With the aid of robotics, these plates or parts can be inserted with incredible precision to the perfect spot. Once your knee is closed back up and begins to heal, this will translate into better overall comfort for you.
When the plates are placed correctly, you may be able to walk with less discomfort or irritation and of course there is less of a chance of you needing another surgery to readjust the plates in the future. That's because better placement means there will be less damage to surrounding tissue. The last thing you want to have happen is for your first knee surgery to damage other nearby tissues that require yet another surgery to take place, and robotics can help you avoid this situation.
Robotics Can Get the Job Done with a Smaller Incision
Traditional knee surgery sometimes requires your entire knee to be opened up in order for the surgeon to get in there. With the help of robotics, you may be able to significantly decrease the size of the incision needed to place the plates or parts. A smaller incision thanks to robotics will hopefully mean a shorter recovery time for you post surgery and less pain as that process moves forward. With the plates placed properly and accurately as we just described, you'll be able to walk with less discomfort and be back on your feet sooner than you might expect.
If you have a knee surgery coming in your future, you may want to look into the benefits provided by robotic assisted surgery. The power of robotics can lead to a shorter recovery time, less irritation and greater comfort for the patient in the days and weeks following the surgery.