Thanks to robotic knee replacement, it’s possible to repair a damaged or diseased knee joint using minimally invasive techniques. At Andrew D. Pearle, MD, board-certified orthopedic knee surgeon Dr. Pearle and nurse practitioner Emma Jane Smith use cementless robotic knee replacement to treat joint damage that won’t respond to other treatments. To make an appointment on the Upper East Side in New York City, or in White Plains, New York, call the nearest office or book online today.
Robotic knee replacement is a minimally invasive orthopedic surgery that uses a robotic surgical system. Contrary to what you might have heard, a robot doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Instead, Dr. Pearle stands at a robotic console in the operating suite. The console controls special surgical tools that allow for greater accuracy and precision.
Robotic knee replacement offers a variety of benefits compared to traditional open surgery, including:
What’s more, robotic knee replacement gives Dr. Pearle better access to your knee joint. That allows for improved surgical accuracy and a quicker return to your daily routine.
Not just any orthopedic surgeon can perform robotic knee replacement. Dr. Pearle underwent extensive training on a robotic surgical system. His training is regularly supplemented by computer simulation and educational programs that update him on best practices and advanced operative techniques.
Dr. Pearle performs robotic knee replacement in a special robotic operating suite at the hospital. The procedure occurs under general anesthesia, meaning you’re asleep.
Once you’re comfortable, Dr. Pearle stands at a robotic console. He uses the controls to make two small incisions above your knee. Next, Dr. Pearle inserts a camera and special surgical tools through the incisions. The camera provides a real-time video feed that Dr. Pearle views to make repairs.
He uses the controls at the robotic console to manipulate the surgical tools. After removing the diseased or damaged portion of your knee joint, Dr. Pearle replaces it with a prosthesis. Your artificial joint stays in place with a cement-free solution, restoring your mobility and range of motion.
After replacing your joint, Dr. Pearle removes the surgical tools, closes the incision, and moves you to a recovery room for observation.
After robotic knee replacement, you stay in the hospital for several days. During your recovery, it’s normal to experience bruising, swelling, and stiffness. Take your medication, attend each check-up, and follow Dr. Pearle’s instructions.
As your knee begins healing, it’s important to enroll in physical therapy. Physical therapy uses stretches, exercises, and other techniques to enhance your strength, mobility, and range of motion.
To see if you’re a candidate for robotic knee replacement, make an appointment at the practice of Andrew W. Pearle, MD, by calling the nearest office or booking online today.