Advancing Surgical Precision with Robotic-Assisted Surgery

Introduction: Robotic-assisted surgery represents a remarkable step forward, building upon the foundation of computer-assisted surgery. In this advanced approach, the computer not only calculates essential parameters but also guides the robotic system to execute bony cuts and acetabular reaming with unparalleled precision. While still in the developmental stage, robotic-assisted surgery has gained widespread acceptance and is being utilized in medical centers worldwide.

Robotic-Assisted Total Hip Arthroplasty: In robotic-assisted total hip arthroplasty, the damaged ball of the hip joint is replaced with a ceramic or metal ball, which fits onto a titanium stem implanted into the femoral canal. The acetabulum is replaced with a metal shell featuring a highly cross-linked polyethylene or ceramic liner. The robotic system is employed to execute crucial bony procedures, ensuring accurate placement of implants based on computer-calculated alignment and feedback from the patient’s CT scans conducted beforehand.

The versatility of Robotic-Assisted Arthroplasty: Robotic-assisted arthroplasty has expanded its reach to unicondylar knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty. In these procedures, the robotic arm aids the surgeon in burring the proximal tibia and femoral condyle for precise implant placement in the correct orientation and depth. For total hip arthroplasty, the robotic system guides the surgeon in reaming the acetabulum, positioning the cup with the right inclination and version, and placing the stem with appropriate anteversion and offset.

The Power of Robotic Surgery: Robotic-assisted surgery offers unparalleled accuracy and precision, elevating the outcomes of total knee arthroplasty, where the robot ensures precise cuts. Its potential implications might soon extend to other orthopedic procedures.

Meet Rio: Rio is the orthopedic robot manufactured by MAKO Corporation in collaboration with Stryker. This cutting-edge robotic system is revolutionizing the field of orthopedic surgery, enabling surgeons to deliver enhanced precision and patient-specific care.

At Dr. Sunil Choudhary’s, we embrace the latest advancements in orthopedic technology to offer our patients the highest standards of care and superior surgical outcomes. Our commitment to excellence drives us to explore innovative approaches like robotic-assisted surgery, ensuring our patients receive optimal results and a better quality of life. Trust your orthopedic health to our skilled team, as we strive to deliver exceptional care tailored to your unique needs.