Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Replacement in New York City

What is a robotic-assisted partial knee replacement?

A partial knee replacement, also known as partial knee resurfacing, is a surgical procedure that is limited to just one or two “compartments” of your knee joint and involves replacing the damaged surfaces of the affected compartments, which allows healthy bone to remain intact.

While a partial knee replacement can help alleviate knee pain, restore mobility, and protect healthy bone, the procedure itself is complex and requires a high level of accuracy and precision. For complex procedures, such as the partial knee replacement, robotic-assisted technology may be used.

A robotic-assisted partial knee replacement is one of the latest improvements in knee replacement surgery. This robotic-assisted procedure, which involves preoperative planning and a robotic burr system controlled and guided by your doctor, can help your doctor provide greater accuracy and precision when removing damaged bone and installing your implant.

Why robotic-assisted technology used in partial knee replacement procedures?

Robotic-assisted technology may be used in partial knee replacement procedures to help your doctor achieve greater accuracy and precision versus a traditional partial knee replacement procedure. If you are considering a partial knee replacement, robotic-arm assisted 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

What does robotic-assisted partial knee replacement involve?

A robotic-assisted partial knee replacement involves your doctor implanting prosthetic components to replace the damaged surfaces of your knee joint. First, prior to surgery, your doctor may perform advanced imaging to generate a 3D image of your knee. The 3D reconstruction of your knee on the computer allows the doctor to create 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 robotic burr, which keeps your doctor within pre-specified boundaries of the procedure plan — allowing your doctor to remove damaged bone while leaving healthy surrounding areas and bone untouched. 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 using robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement?

The benefit of a robotic-assisted partial knee replacement procedure is that it can help your doctor achieve greater surgical accuracy and precision in comparison to traditional partial knee replacement surgery. Robotic-assisted technology can also help your doctor map out a personalized procedure plan based on your unique treatment needs. Overall, robotic-arm assisted 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 partial 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.