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Robotic Knee Replacement

Using 3D computer modeling, this new technology plots complicated angles, which gives your surgeon un-paralleled accuracy to create a perfect fit between synthetic joint and natural tissue ensuring the healthy bone and cartilage is spared. Using this technology, orthopedic surgeons can treat knee conditions with some of the most advanced technology, designed to improve patient outcomes. Robotic-assisted minimally-invasive knee replacement provides robotic-controlled assistance to the surgeon, aiding in precise surgical outcomes for patients living with knee pain caused by early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. This robotic-assisted technology assists the surgeon in bone resurfacing.

female runner holding her kneeHow Can Robotic Surgery Help?

Robotic-assisted minimally-invasive knee replacement enables total and partial knee replacements that can result in a return to daily activity and decrease in pain. A highly-trained orthopedic surgeon will re-create a model of your knee’s kinematics (movement) and bone anatomy using computer-assisted virtualization. Using this virtual model, the surgeon will plan the location of the implant and balance the knee through flexion (bending). Robotic assisted knee replacements can be done to allow for very precise placement of the implants to allow optimal outcomes. There are no pre-operative procedures required for robotic-assisted minimally-invasive knee replacement surgery.

How does robotic-assisted minimally-invasive knee replacement work?

An orthopedic surgeon with training in this robotic-assisted technology uses a robotic-controlled instrument that delivers the precision of robotics in the surgeon’s hands, allowing for accurate and predictable bone resurfacing. During the procedure, the diseased portion of the bone will be replaced with an implant that spares healthy bone and returns function. Using robotic-assisted technology the surgeon will prepare the bone to accept the implant. This advanced technology works similar to a traditional knee replacement surgery with the addition of precision, accuracy and added benefits:

  • Reduced risk and improved safety to surrounding tissue
  • Allows to be done as an outpatient procedure
  • Lessen the need for narcotic pain medication
  • More natural feeling post-surgery
  • Quicker recovery time

“Robotic-assisted minimally-invasive knee and partial knee replacement technology assists by putting me within a degree or millimeter where I want to be while surgically repairing the joint.”

– Dr. David Padden, orthopaedic surgeon, robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip and knee replacement, total joint replacement specialist.

Robotic-Assisted Minimally-Invasive Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacement may offer several benefits over total knee replacement:

  • Less pain
  • Quicker rehabilitation
  • Smaller incisions and increased precision
  • Preserves anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)
  • Less bone loss
  • Allows to be done as an outpatient procedure


 “Dr. David Padden is a fantastic surgeon. Recovery was faster than expected and the overall results of the knee replacement exceeded my expectations.”