Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement in New York City

What is a computer-assisted or robotic-assisted total knee replacement?

A total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the damaged surface of the femur and tibia bone are removed and replaced with prosthetic implants. To achieve greater accuracy and precision, your doctor will use computer-assisted and robotic surgical tools to improve the accuracy of implant placement and ligament balance. These tools are all Dr. Mayman needs to perform the same operation using the same proven implants but be more accurate and precise. These tools are still evolving and improving. Dr. Mayman is one of a handful of surgeons in the world working on the development and improvement of these precise surgical tools.

Why is robotic-assisted technology used in total knee replacement procedures?

Robotic-assisted technology may be used in total knee replacement procedures to help your doctor achieve greater accuracy and precision versus traditional surgical tools for a knee replacement procedure. If you are considering a total knee replacement, robotic and computer-assisted technology can help your doctor:

  • Achieve greater accuracy and precision
  • Map out and plan your surgery in advance
  • Provide you with a personalized treatment plan
  • Target and remove damaged surfaces

What does a computer-guided or robotic-assisted knee replacement procedure involve?

A computer-guided or robotic-assisted total knee replacement involves your doctor implanting prosthetic components to replace the damaged surfaces of your femur and tibia. First, prior to surgery, your doctor may perform advanced imaging of the knee in order to generate a 3D image of your knee. During the operation and 3D model of your knee is created where we can map out a personalized procedure plan based on your unique needs and joint anatomy. Next, your doctor will “prepare” the affected bone, gently removing damaged bone and cartilage with the aid of the of these advanced tools, which keeps your doctor within pre-specified boundaries of the procedure plan. Once the bone is ready, your doctor will then implant prosthetic components in place of the bone and cartilage that were removed. After surgery, your doctor may take X-rays to assess the final results. Your doctor may also discuss a postoperative plan to help guide you along the recovery process.

What are the benefits of a computer-guided or robotic-assisted knee replacement?

The benefit of a computer-guided or robotic-assisted knee replacement procedure is that it can help your doctor achieve greater surgical accuracy in comparison to traditional instruments used in knee replacement surgery. This technology can also help your doctor map out a personalized procedure plan based on your unique treatment needs. Overall, this technology can help your doctor:

  • Achieve greater accuracy and precision
  • Gain a better view of the area of operation
  • Map out and plan your surgery in advance
  • Provide you with a personalized treatment plan
  • Target and remove damaged surfaces
  • Preserve healthy bone

If you are experiencing knee pain that is interfering with your daily activities and are interested in robotic-assisted knee replacement, a consultation with an experienced orthopaedic specialist may be the first step towards helping you regain mobility, return to your normal daily activities, and get back in the game. Here, at our practice, Dr. David Mayman provides personalized treatment solutions paired with cutting-edge technology to deliver total patient care and optimal results. Call 212.774.2024 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment.