Osteoarthritis has become one of the major and common problems in older people. In this condition, their knee joint becomes useless. In some older adults, the state has become so severe that they can’t even move from one place to another to do their daily chores. Robotic surgery (การ ผ่าตัด ด้วย หุ่น ยนต์, which is the term in Thai) is invented so that the knee is replaced without any human error and the patient can move around in without any extra help.
Let us learn what this surgery is and how it helps patients become physically independent.
What Is Robotic Surgery For Knee Joints?
Robotic surgery for knee joints is a simple robot-assisted surgery in which robotic arms perform the procedure to replace the knee joint. Most doctors nowadays prescribe this surgery so that the surgery is error-free and perfect. It is the myth that Robot-assisted surgery is performed without the doctor. But the fact is that doctors are present for the surgery whenever the procedure is performed and are working on the surgery before the surgery. In short, it is a joint surgery where the robot and the doctors work together. During the surgery, the robot sends 3D pictures of the knee joints, and the doctors get a detailed image of the knee that has to be replaced. Depending on each image, doctors decide and then work on the surgery.
Benefits Of Robot-Assisted Knee Joint Surgery
One unique and most important benefit of robot-assisted knee joint surgery is that the doctors will get a detailed image of the patient’s knee that needs to be operated on. Also, during robotic surgery, the robotic arm reaches places the doctors cannot come easily. The robotic surgery for knee replacement is so precise that it will stop working if there is a slight mistake in positioning.
Comparison With Traditional Knee-Replacement Surgery
As we know, knee joint or knee replacement surgery replaces the knee bone so that the person resumes his normal life. Traditional knee replacement methods are also good but are prone to mistakes where the doctors may miss the angle of the synthetic knee joint while replacing the bone. As a result, the patient may find it difficult to sit cross-legged or unable to run. He may also experience pain while doing the exercise. However, in the Robot-assisted surgery, the results are perfect. There is no error in cutting the cartilage or joint angle placement.