Robot-assisted knee replacement
Robot-assisted total knee replacement
Who is eligible for robot-assisted knee replacement?
What are the benefits of a robot-assisted total knee replacement?
Is the surgery performed by the robot?
What happens during surgery?
During the operation, the front of the knee joint is opened. The video below shows that we first digitally image the shapes of your knee and leg. Based on this image, which precisely captures the specific anatomy of your knee, we first plan the knee prosthesis very accurately. We pay attention to the correct sizing of the prosthesis, the desired tension of the ligaments, and the natural shape of your leg. Once we are satisfied with these values, we can remove the bone with the special handpiece controlled by the robot, with a precision of up to a tenth of a millimeter. This allows us to plan the surgery based on your anatomy and then perform it with great specificity, minimizing the amount of bone that needs to be removed. Many studies show that this leads to faster recovery in the early rehabilitation phase.
What happens after the surgery?
How long does the rehabilitation of a robot-assisted knee prosthesis take?
Your knee will continue to recover for up to 12 months after the surgery. Scar tissue will heal, and the muscles around the knee will regain their full function. Our team will provide guidance on the necessary physiotherapy to strengthen the knee and restore its mobility. The day after the surgery, you will receive a specific protocol for your home-based physiotherapy to ensure the best possible rehabilitation.