Preparing for Joint Replacement Surgery
Robotic Joint Replacement
NAVIO Robotics-assisted total knee arthroplasty
NAVIO system is designed to deliver accuracy through intraoperative implant planning, handheld robotics, and NAVIO-specific cut guides during total knee arthroplasty. NAVIO intraoperative planning software uses soft-tissue and 3D surface capture to collect joint laxity, enable accurate implant positioning, and customize a solution for each patient without the need for a preoperative CT scan.
Q1. What are the benefits of robotic joint replacement surgery?
Robotic Knee replacement Surgery technology is an innovative solution to conventional surgical methods for patients suffering from hip or knee joint pain.
The accurate alignment and positioning of joint implants is challenging in conventional hip and knee replacements. With the Robotic technology, our surgeons can now achieve greater precision.
Using a 3D image of each patient’s unique anatomy, the robotic technology helps guide the surgeon to stay within only the pre-determined area for greater accuracy in the positioning and alignment of the joint implant. The proper alignment of the implants results in quicker recovery times, more natural-feeling movement, and overall better outcomes for our patients.
Q2. How long does the surgery take?
In most cases, Robotic knee replacement surgery takes a little over an hour. NOTE: Individual results vary. Not all patients will have the same post-operative recovery and activity level. See your orthopedic surgeon to discuss your potential benefits and risks.
Q3. What can I expect after my surgery?
The recovery process will be different for each patient. A typical hospital stay after surgery with Robotic knee assisted technology may be a few days to a week after a partial or total knee replacement, or total hip replacement. Some patients will need a longer duration of stay depending on age, gravity of injury and other health factors.
For many, getting up and walking and beginning physical therapy exercises will be possible as soon as the day after surgery. Depending on your post-surgical plan, which will be determined by your surgeon, nurse, and physical therapist, you may need to use some assistance devices at home as part of your recovery.
Pain management will also be important to ensuring you as comfortable as possible during your recovery process, and your post-op plan may include pain medications.
Outpatient physical therapy is typically prescribed to begin one or two weeks out after surgery.
Q4. Will my implant set off a metal detector?
Most of today’s knee and hip joint implants are made of metal alloys and high grade plastics. So it is possible that the metal will set off airport security detectors. We recommend you inform the security agent of your implant before screening begins.
Q5. How soon can I return to work?
The recovery process will vary for each patient after surgery with Robotic knee technology. In most cases, if you have a sedentary job, you may be able to return to work within 3-6 weeks. Studies indicate that patients who undergo knee replacement may return to driving in four to six weeks.
Most knee replacement patients can except to return to low-impact activities by 3 months. Low-impact activities include hiking, biking, golfing.
Complete recovery from a total hip replacement with Robotic knee assisted technology can take from about 3 to 6 months.
Q6. What activities can I enjoy following knee replacement?
Realistic physical activities following recovery from a total knee replacement with Robotic knee assisted technology include walking, swimming, golfing, driving, light hiking, biking, dancing, and other low-impact sports.
Patients who have a partial knee replacement with Robotic knee assisted technology can expect even greater results, with many being able to return to a more active lifestyle. The recovery process will vary for each patient, and it will be important to follow your individual post-operative care instructions for optimal recovery.