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How Is The Recovery Post Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery?

Recovery Post Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

You may experience major changes in your life after being diagnosed with arthritis, but knee replacement surgery and new treatment methods are doing wonders to improve the lives of those suffering from osteoarthritis. An injury at any stage of your life, arthritis, or other causes that damage the area is all it takes to throw the balance off. When your knee fails to function properly, the only way to live a better life is to undergo knee surgery.

Traditional methods use 1 large incision, which not only involves greater risks but also extends recovery time. However, the assistance of a ROBOTIC arm helps to reduce knee replacement surgery recovery time especially doing the first three months. Less muscle cutting and ligament release is required in robotic surgery. 

What is Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery?

Robotic knee replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged knee joints with artificial implants using cutting-edge technology. Robotic-assisted procedures offer greater precision, faster recovery times, and better outcomes. A robotic-assisted knee replacement improves soft tissue balance and joint alignment in more difficult cases.

How is Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery performed?

The operative procedure is linked to hardware calibrated with a handpiece via robotic technology. Surgeons use minimally invasive techniques to perform surgery.

The active robotic sensors precisely map the replacement location and proceed with autonomous resection. The machine detects movement and directs the surgeon to replace the prosthetics in the exact location. Nothing is left to chance, and the procedure is completely accurate, curtailing the overall knee replacement recovery time.

What does the knee replacement recovery period entail?

Recovery from robotic-assisted total knee replacement differs for each patient, depending on factors such as age, weight, and medical history. Because robotic-assisted total knee replacement is less invasive, patients can often go home faster, reducing their stay in the hospital. Patients usually stand and walk the same day of surgery and can manage climbing stairs and all activities of daily living prior to discharge from hospital. Coupled with our standard ERAS Protocol (Early Recover After Surgery) pain is kept to a minimum to allow for early mobilisation and range of motion exercises to begin early. 

You will engage in physical therapy exercises and techniques during this time. To have the best recovery from robotic-assisted total knee replacement, it’s critical to follow your doctor’s and therapist’s instructions.

You must also keep an eye out for signs of infection while recovering. An infection can delay your recovery and cause other complications. Our surgeons at Phoenix Spine & Joint are proud to have a zero percent infection rate.

However, you should be aware of the following signs of infection just in case:

  • Leaking fluid from the incision
  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Fever over 38 degrees
  • Chills & night sweats

Patients’ recovery times after robotic-assisted knee replacements will vary. Your age, overall health, and whether or not you had any complications will all play a role. As the procedure is minimally invasive, you will usually be able to return home the same day. Our average length of stay is 2 days.It may take up to six weeks to fully recover once you return home. Patients traditionally are on crutches for the first 2-3 weeks and wean off as they get comfortable. Most patients are walking independently by 6 weeks. 

 The surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions. Following their advice will help you achieve the best results and accelerate your recovery.

Biggest benefit of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery – Faster Recovery, better precision & longer survivorship of implants

The recovery time is shorter than that of conventional instrumentation replacements. Pain is kept to a minimum for at least two weeks after surgery. Infections are reduced, and Remember that our orthopaedic surgeon is in charge of the surgery throughout the procedure, and robots are just extra helpers. The collaboration of robots improves the surgical procedure, resulting in many successful outcomes. Following recovery, you can engage in a variety of activities, ranging from general walking to swimming and biking; sports such as golf are recommended.

Robotic Knee Replacement – The Game ChangerRobotic arm-assisted surgery has been developed to improve the accuracy of resurfacing and installing components necessary for knee function. The idea came from the precision required by robotic arms used in automotive manufacturing.Robotic surgery is carried out using a wheeled device with a long mechanical arm attached. Set tools and implants for the new knee hardware are located at the end of the robotic arm. The device uses infrared and 3D technology to scan the knee ahead of time. These images enable the surgeon to precisely position and balance the implants. The surgeon is then guided by the robotic arm as the knee components are installed.

Dos and Don’ts After Knee Replacement Surgery

Do’s

  • Elevation: Elevate the operated limb when lying down to reduce swelling post-surgery. This aids in circulation improvement.
  • Exercise: Ankle pumps and quadriceps exercises have been interlinked to a lower risk of deep vein thrombosis and probable knee stiffness.
  • Icing: Icing can be used to minimize swelling and inflammation after knee replacement surgery. As cold temperatures cause blood vessels in the leg to constrict, this can lead to less edema.
  • Regular Walking: Walking is encouraged the next day after surgery and, in some cases, the same day. Walking with support on a regular basis helps to reduce edema and stiffness.
  • Apt Support: It is critical to use adequate support while walking and exercising to avoid inadvertent injury. To avoid falls, it is necessary to use a walker or a cane properly.
  • Eat Healthy: To avoid constipation after knee replacement surgery, follow a healthy and high-fiber diet as well as liquids.
  • Follow Instructions: Follow the surgeon’s instructions for caring for the operative wound. Any signs of surgical site infection, for example, redness, excessive swelling, discharge from the incision, or fever, should be reported as soon as possible.
  • Follow-ups: Visit the surgeon immediately if you are advised not to ignore post-surgery knee pain. While some pain is normal after surgery and usually subsides in the following weeks, severe pain may be associated with post-surgery complications such as implant breakage, fracture, tendon rupture, ligament rupture, prosthetic infection, and so on.
  • Remove unnecessary stuff in your living space: Remove any potential objects/furniture that could cause you to trip while at home to make your home environment safer. Patients are advised to clear out unwanted items in their homes to make more room for movement.
  • Safety Equipment: Patients are also advised to install safety equipment to avoid any unintentional injuries. Bath mats, textured floors, handrails in the bathtub, nightlights, and other items should be a part of your home.
  • Keep your personal stuff close: Patients are advised to keep their essential items close at hand if they live alone and to have easy access to phones in case they require assistance.
  • Hydrotherapy is encouraged. Your rehab team can provide advice on that

Don’ts

  • Avoid complex movements: During the initial postoperative period, avoid any activity that requires twisting or significant force.
  • Don’t wet the incision area: Follow the doctor’s instructions for wound care and avoid getting the incision area wet or dirty. Any discharge or redness should be reported to your doctor.
  • Avoid heavy exercises: While exercise is important, don’t force yourself to bend or straighten when you’re in pain. Rather, gradually increase your exercise capacity under the supervision of your therapist.
  • Do not drive: To control the initial postoperative pain, patients may require narcotic medications. Patients who are taking narcotic medications are advised not to drive.

Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery by Dr. Omar Sabri – When you are looking for faster recovery!

Robotic knee replacement surgery by Dr. Omar Sabri is a revolutionary procedure that offers patients faster recovery times from the traditional method of knee replacement surgery. Not only does it provide results that are more accurate and consistent than ever before, but it also reduces the amount of pain associated with the recovery process.

If you’re looking for an innovative solution to your knee problem, robotic knee replacement surgery by Dr. Omar may be exactly what you need to get back on your feet in no time!

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