ROSA® Knee Robotic Technology
At Orthopaedic Associates, we believe your knee pain shouldn’t keep you from living the life you love. That’s why we proudly offer total knee replacement utilizing ROSA Knee robotic technology so that you can get the exceptional joint care you need to become stronger.
What Is ROSA Knee?
ROSA Knee is a robotic surgical assistant that helps joint replacement surgeons provide a personalized total knee replacement. It uses a camera as well as optical trackers that are attached to the patient’s leg to know the precise position of the knee during surgery. This helps surgeons not only accurately carry out their surgical plans but also place knee implants with greater precision.
Who Can Benefit From ROSA Knee?
While the ROSA Knee System can provide total knee patients with a wide array of benefits, it is typically recommended for patients meeting specific criteria as well as patients who:
- Are experiencing severe knee pain
- Are having problems completing everyday tasks due to joint pain
- Have arthritis, osteoarthritis, or cartilage damage
- Have tried all applicable nonsurgical treatment options, such as physical therapy, injections, or anti-inflammatory medication
To determine if ROSA Knee robotic-assisted total knee replacement is right for you, your orthopaedic surgeon will perform a thorough evaluation as well as ask you questions about the knee pain you are experiencing and the impact it is having on your life.
What to Expect Before, During & After Surgery
Once you have been determined to be a good candidate for robotic-assisted total knee replacement, your joint replacement surgeon will walk you through the procedure, go over the recovery process, and answer any questions you may have.
Additionally, during the preoperative phase, your surgeon may order a series of X-rays of your knee. These X-rays will be used to create a 3D model of your knee, which will allow your surgeon to develop a surgical plan tailored to your unique anatomy.
On the day of your procedure, you will be taken to an operating room, where your surgeon will perform your total knee replacement using the ROSA Knee System. With the help of ROSA Knee, your surgeon will remove the damaged bone, accurately place your knee implant, and assess the state of your soft tissues. Once your knee replacement has been completed, your surgeon will finish by closing your incision.
Following your robotic-assisted total knee replacement procedure, you will start a recovery plan that has been specifically designed for you by your surgeon. You will also be provided with guidelines to follow during your recovery period.
As each patient is unique, recovery time will vary from patient to patient. However, most patients are able to start driving after 2 weeks, do light activities, such as gardening, after 3 – 4 weeks, and return to some recreational activities, such as golf, after 6 – 8 weeks. As your recovery progresses, your doctor will let you know which activities you can start participating in again.
To learn more or to see if you are a good candidate for total knee replacement with ROSA Knee, please call 850-863-2153 or request an appointment online.