The ROSA Knee robot is designed to help your specially trained surgeon tailor the placement of your knee implant just for you. Better implant positioning can result in a more natural feeling knee after surgery.
Your experience before surgery will be like that of most knee patients. But, unlike traditional knee replacement methods, with ROSA Knee and Partial Knee, a series of X-rays may be used to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of your knee anatomy. This 3D model will enable the surgeon to plan many specifics of your knee replacement prior to your surgery. Due to our innovative technology, CT Scans can be optional, allowing for potential cost reductions to you.
The surgical procedure using ROSA Knee and Partial Knee is similar to traditional total and partial knee replacement, but with a robotic assistant. Your surgeon has been specially trained to use the system in order to personalize the surgical approach for your unique anatomy. It’s important to understand that the robot does not operate on its own. That means it does not move unless your surgeon prompts it to. Your surgeon is still in the operating room the entire time and is making all of the decisions throughout your surgery.
During your procedure, the system utilizes a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg to know exactly where your knee is in space. Think of it like a very detailed global positioning system (GPS) that you might use in your car. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot can tell and adjusts accordingly. This helps ensure that the plan your surgeon puts into place is executed as intended. Throughout your surgery, the system provides your surgeon with data about your knee. This information, combined with your surgeon’s skill, helps them know how to position your implant based on your unique anatomy.
Following surgery, you will be hospitalized based upon the recovery plan your surgeon decides is best for you. This hospitalization may range from one to three days. Recovery time varies, but most people should be able to drive after two weeks, garden after three to four weeks, and golf after six to eight weeks. Your surgeon will tell you when and what activities you can return to, and what activities to avoid.
Learn more from Zimmer Biomet >>