Robotic Hip Replacement
Arthritis and joint-degeneration can cause severe discomfort that only worsens over time. When replacement of the joint is deemed as the most beneficial treatment plan, it is because other less invasive alternatives have already been explored.
Robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip replacement is a joint replacement procedure that differs from the traditional approach because it relies on the assistance of robotic technology for increased precision during surgery. Rest assured that the procedure is performed by a trained orthopedic surgeon who manipulates the robotic-assisted technology during the surgery. Adults with mid to late stage osteoarthritis of the hip are often candidates for robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip replacement.
“Robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip replacement is a much more precise and accurate way to perform a joint replacement. With a muscle sparing approach I’m able to operate in-between the muscles and minimize the recuperation and timeframe a patient needs for healing. Every day I perform this surgery, I’m able to make someone’s life better.”
– Dr. David Padden, orthopaedic surgeon, robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip and knee replacement, total joint replacement specialist.
Prior to the procedure, a detailed surgical plan is mapped out using a patient-specific 3D model in conjunction with the robotic-assisted surgical system. The area where diseased bone and cartilage exists is pre-defined which minimizes the potential damage to healthy bone and tissue.
In summary, the benefits of robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip replacement include:
- Increased precision
- Muscle sparing approach
- Reduced risk and improved safety to surrounding tissue
- More accurate positioning of the implant
- More natural feeling post-surgery
- Decreased pain and recovery time
- Lower chance of infection
- Lessen the need for narcotic pain medication
- Allows to be done as an outpatient procedure
Keep in mind that a robotic-assisted minimally-invasive hip replacement approach is highly tailored to the specific patient and the extent of joint damage, therefore the total recovery time could vary. Be certain to adhere to all written instructions and to schedule necessary follow-up appointments to ensure a speedy and healthy recovery.