Computer-Assisted Total Knee Replacement

computer assisted knee replacement

We perform the majority of our knee replacements using a computer-assisted device because of 3 potential advantages:

• Less invasive
• Added accuracy
• Less blood loss

Less Invasive Knee Replacement Procedure

With the computer-assisted technology, the guides to place the knee replacement require less bone violation. In general, the less damage to the normal structures in the body, the less healing that needs to occur to complete your recovery.

Added Accuracy

computer precision

There are a variety of ways that a surgeon will assess your knee replacement at the time of surgery to ensure accurate sizing, position, and balance of the knee joint. The computer-assisted technology gives an added checking mechanism to help ensure that the ideal position is obtained for your knee. Accurate positioning is known to directly correlate with improved outcomes and maximize the lifespan of the replacement.

Less Blood Loss

The femur bone (top part of the knee) has a central canal where the bone marrow lives. In traditional knee replacement, this canal must be entered to secure the guide for placement of that part of the knee replacement. With computer-assisted technology, the guide is secured externally to the bone, never entering the canal which displaces bone marrow and may lead to increased blood loss. Increased blood loss during or after surgery can lead to an increased need for transfusion of blood products.

Knee Pain Treatment

Partial Knee Replacement

In partial knee replacement, only the damaged surface of the knee joint is replaced, leaving healthy bone and tissue intact. About 20% of our patients are potential candidates for partial knee replacement and average recovery time is about one-half that of total knee replacement recovery.Partial knee replacements can be performed as outpatient (same day) surgery… (read more)

MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing is a innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis (OA) in either the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or both compartments of the knee. The surgery is powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which allows for consistently reproducible results in precision partial knee resurfacing…. (read more)

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is now arguably the most successful surgical procedure in orthopaedics. It produces a prosthetic joint that closely approximates normal anatomic functions and is relatively painless. More importantly, it restores quality of life and a return to regular activity… (read more)

Bilateral Knee Replacement

We offer bilateral knee replacement surgery for qualified candidates. Having both knees replaced on the same day is a good option for those who do not want to undergo the surgery and postoperative rehabilitation twice… (read more)

Computer Assisted Knee Replacement

We use computer navigation in over 95% of our knee replacements. Employing using a computer-assisted device during surgery has three potential advantages: less damaging to bone; greater accuracy; and there may be less blood loss… (read more)

Revision Knee Replacement

Joint replacement is one of the most common and successful procedures performed by orthopaedic surgeons, but not every procedure is successful. The goals of a joint replacement are to decrease or eliminate pain from an arthritic joint and improve mobility/joint function. Evaluation is warranted when a joint replacement is not achieving reducing or eliminating pain at the join… (read more)