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Robotic Total Knee Replacement – Recommendation

March 7, 2021


Robotic assisted total knee replacement is becoming more and more popular. However, there are a number of different companies that are just getting into this market and it is my personal opinion that this software development is still under improvements and still has room for improvement. That being said, it can be a very advantageous tool for the surgeon. To complete the joint replacement more accurately. It is important to know, however, that multiple studies have now demonstrated that the end result for total knee replacement is no different whether they use a robot to assist with the joint replacement or conventional instrumentation. Especially because the conventional instrumentation is very advanced and allows for a lot of intraoperative variability. Meaning that the tools that we use in surgery with the conventional instrumentation allows us to make very minute adjustments on the fly. Whether your surgeon is a total joint replacement surgeon using robotics or not, my recommendation to patients is to go with the surgeon who has very good outcomes regardless of the technique that they use.

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