Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Robot assisted knee replacement surgery is an innovative approach, alternative to the conventional surgical procedure, to treat patients suffering from knee-related problems. Since it involves the most advanced robotic-arm technology, it requires additional expertise to successfully perform knee replacement procedures. Our Orthopedic Surgeons at American Hospital Dubai are a highly-effective option for patients considering robotic-assisted total knee replacement.

When non-surgical treatment options fail to relieve symptoms, your orthopedic consultant may indicate knee replacement surgery for the removal or replacement of worn-out or damaged areas of the knee joint with artificial implants. The artificial implant is composed of highly selective endurable material to function as a healthy human joint. When performed by employing robot-assisted technology, the procedure begins with highly advanced computer measurments of the bone anatomy of the operated knee. This helps the Surgeon to create a personalized surgical plan and put the components of the new knee back in place with a higher degree of accuracy and precision.

Our Orthopedic Consultants at American Hospital Dubai provide diagnosis and minimally invasive knee replacement surgery options using the state-of-the-art robotic-arm system for, total knee or partial knee arthroplasty as an alternative to conventional replacement surgery methods. While robot-assisted surgery is aimed at relieving pain, restoring the alignment, and resuming or improving the function of a knee, the surgical staff makes sure that each patient at our technology-advanced Orthopedic Unit receives highly-specialized care during and after the surgery.

Types of Robotic-assisted Knee Surgery Performed at American Hospital Dubai:

In order to provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their individual diagnosis and anatomy, our orthopedic surgeons use robotic-arm technology to perform the following knee surgeries to repair or replace the damaged or injured knee:

Total Knee Replacement: Total knee replacement involves the removal and replacement of the whole diseased or damaged joint with an artificial joint called an implant.

Partial Knee Replacement: Partial knee replacement involves the removal and replacement of only the damaged or worn-out part of the knee joint. This surgery is indicated for patients diagnosed with partial or compartmental osteoarthritis that leads to severe knee pain, knee swelling, and knee locking. It is performed in one or two of the following three sections of the knee in an attempt to resolve symptoms and regain a natural knee movement.

  • Unicondylar knee replacement surgery is performed to replace only the medial or lateral area of the knee
  • Patellofemoral knee replacement involves the diseased patella and the trochlea. Patella refers to a kneecap, whereas the trochlea is a groove at the end of the thigh bone
  • Bicompartmental knee replacement surgery is carried out on two areas of the knee: the medial and patellofemoral

 

How is Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery Performed?

The robotic-arm assisted surgery at American Hospital Dubai is carried out in three phases:

  • Before Surgery: During this phase, the doctor runs the patient through special X-ray views of the affected Knee, identifying the area that needs to be operated. These views are transferred into the system software that generates a unique pre-operative plan for each patient.
  • During Surgery: Based on the unique pre-operative plan and intraoperative robotic measurements, the robotic-arm assists the Surgeon to perform a surgery by placing implants back into the position and restoring its alignment with the highest accuracy and precision.
  • After Surgery: The orthopedic staff (comprising surgeons, nurses, and therapists) will determine recovery goals for patients and monitor their progress.

Advantages of Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery:

Compared to traditional surgical methods for knee replacement, robot-assisted knee surgery offers the following benefits:

  • Involves tiny incisions to reach the targeted affected area
  • Offers rapid and safe recovery
  • Ensures the highest degree of precision and accuracy when it comes to incorporating the implant into its position
  • Minimal or no damage to the surrounding tissues
  • Optimizes the longevity of an implant

If you would like to have additional information on available treatments for knee-related issues or would like to enquire about robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery at American Hospital Dubai, please book an appointment with our Orthopedic Consultant(s) by filling out a secure online form right away.

American Hospital Panel of Doctors

Hatem Moussa

Consultant General / Laparoscopic/ Robotic surgery

Arabic, English

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