Robotic surgery system is a new generation robotic technology developed for total and partial knee replacement surgeries. It allows a very precise partial prosthesis to be applied on only the damaged part of the knee.
Since the new generation robotic surgery system does not require to preoperative tomography, patients are not exposed to additional radiation.
It helps the prosthesis to be placed in the most accurate way with precise technical measurements and thin millimeter incisions.
With these superior characteristics, the new generation robotic surgery system ensures that fine technical details are applied with precision in partial knee prosthesis surgery, reducing the risk of error in the operation and increasing the success rate of the surgery.
If calcification in the knee joint does not affect the entire joint, but is limited on only one part, partial knee replacement is appropriate. In this method, the entire knee joint is not changed.
With the new generation robotic surgery system, partial knee replacement surgeries are successfully performed by targeting only the joint part damaged by calcification and protecting the healthy tissue and ligaments surrounding this part.
In partial knee replacement surgery, the cruciate ligaments are preserved, less bone is removed and smaller incisions are made. Although it is a smaller surgical intervention for the patient, the surgery is technically difficult to perform.
The technical difficulty of partial knee replacement surgery was a major obstacle to its widespread implementation. But with the new generation robotic surgery system, this difficulty is now eliminated and the surgeon has the confidence to perform the operation with more precision.
The new generation robotic surgery system for a partial knee replacement is an advanced technology that allows the surgeon to design and apply the most appropriate position for the anatomy of the patient’s knee joint.
In partial knee replacement surgery, the surgeon creates a 3D model on a computer by mapping the surface of a patient’s knee joint using a new generation robotic hand tool. On this 3-dimensional digital joint model, the area where the prosthetic parts will be placed and the places to be cut are determined and marked. Fine technical details such as bone cutting proportions, prosthesis dimensions, compatibility of prosthesis parts and placement angles are calculated on the computer.
Considering the data obtained, the partial prosthesis is placed in the 3-dimensional digital knee joint model which is the only one characteristic of the new generation of robotic surgery system; the functional suitability of the prosthesis is evaluated and confirmed by performing soft tissue stability and kinematic analyzes at all angles of motion of the knee in the computer program.
The new generation robotic surgery system not only allows the surgeon to calculate and plan the operation according to the patient’s joint structure, but also ensures that bone incisions are made with total accuracy by using both computer and robotic support. Thus, it helps in the placement of the partial knee replacement.
In classical knee replacement surgeries, even an experienced orthopedic surgeon has some margin of error when adjusting the position of the prosthesis. The new generation robotic surgery system guides the surgeon visually, audibly and physically during the operation, preventing any deviation from planning and making mistakes.
While the margin of error is eliminated by the new generation robotic surgery method for the partial knee, the postoperative recovery process becomes more painless and easier. Generally, walking with support is started on the same day or the next day after the surgery. According to their general health status, patients return to their daily lives after a few weeks.