Medically reviewed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Nic Gay, MD and Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds, MD
Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery in San Jose
Active lifestyles demand freedom of movement, and staying active is a crucial component to better living. If chronic knee pain restricts movement and affects your lifestyle, it’s time to seek a solution. When minimally invasive treatment options do not produce the desired results, your orthopedic specialist may recommend a knee replacement. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics offers robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery as a better option for eliminating pain and restoring your mobility.
What Happens in a Knee Replacement Procedure?
The knee is an intricate joint that enables incredible movement while bearing most of your body weight and withstanding tremendous impact forces. This joint can become damaged from injury accidents or deteriorate over time with regular use or medical conditions like arthritis. When the knee components become worn and cause pain and restricted movement, surgery to replace these natural components with artificial components is possible.
Traditionally, sizable incisions are made on either side of the knee so an orthopedic surgeon can remove the damaged or worn joint components and replace them with new metal and plastic pieces. The incisions are then closed, and the patient undergoes a long and painful rehabilitative process to restore strength and mobility to the knee as it heals from surgery.
Why Choose Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery?
The specialists at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics use the latest 3D CT scan imaging with robot technology to perform robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery. In this process, a CT scan is used to create a 3D map of your knee, allowing the robotic software to map out the precise surgical procedure.
Smaller incisions are made, and less extraneous movements in the surgical envelope are necessary, which hastens the patient’s recovery. The surgical robot assists the surgeon, enabling him to make precise movements when placing each new knee component. Exactly correct placements result in a more natural-feeling result and a much easier rehabilitation process.
With robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, patients heal faster, surgical risks are reduced, rehabilitation times are faster, the new knee feels smoother and the overall results last longer. Silicon Valley Orthopaedics combines modern technology with skilled specialists to offer our patients much better knee replacement outcomes.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement?
If you suffer from chronic knee pain and limited mobility, and other less-invasive treatment modalities are no longer working, your doctor may recommend a knee replacement. Many patients needing total knee replacement are good candidates for robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery at one of our two California medical centers.
Candidates are typically in good health and have exhausted other treatments for knee pain and restricted mobility, including physical therapy and medication routines. If your doctor recommends a total knee replacement as the best option, contact Silicon Valley Orthopaedics in Fremont or Foster City.
California Orthopaedic Surgery Specialists
Silicon Valley Orthopaedics is a practice that focuses on joint preservation and replacement treatments. We pledge long-lasting and high-quality care for those who suffer from joint pain and restricted mobility. We believe in utilizing the most minimally invasive therapies to prolong joint health before resorting to surgery. When surgery is warranted, we use the latest technological advancements to enable optimal outcomes with speedy recoveries.
If you suffer from joint or musculoskeletal problems that cause pain and limited mobility, our orthopedic specialists can accurately diagnose your condition and craft an individualized treatment plan to return your quality of life. We offer a range of therapies and treatments to eliminate pain and restore mobility, and your specialist will recommend the best possible course of treatment for your unique needs.
Call or message either of our California medical centers to arrange a consultation about robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery with one of our talented orthopedic surgeons.