Baptist Health La Grange: Robot-Assisted Knee Replacement
Baptist Health offers robot-assisted knee replacement for partial or total knee replacements. Learn more about our robotic knee surgery in La Grange, KY.
Robot-Assisted Knee Replacement in La Grange, KY, HealthTalks Transcript
Nicholas Kenney, MD:
Orthopedic surgery technology has continued to advance very rapidly, particularly in the area of knee replacements. One of the newest technologies is robotic surgery. In robotic surgery, the robot typically operates by moving an arm in space to be able to guide the surgeon as to how the cut is made or how the preparation is done during the procedure. The surgeon still has to actually perform the procedure, and the surgeon still has to cut the bone manually. These are tools we utilize to be able to help us navigate through the knee and make sure that we have the knee straight and it’s going to achieve maximum function and motion for them.
Jonathon Lindner, MD:
I think the benefit to the patient is that it allows us to achieve a more consistent and reliable result in the operating room to hopefully allow the patient to have the best outcome consistently from surgery to surgery.
Using a robot during surgery allows us to be less invasive and cause less trauma to the knee itself. In doing so, they are able to achieve their motion quickly, have less swelling, and their physical therapy is a much easier process for them to get back on their feet.
The greatest thing is that we have been able to acquire this technology here at Baptist La Grange and it’s not something that every hospital has. Patients are very surprised to hear that we have this technology here. They’re excited about the technology and excited about what it can do for them.
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