Robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement surgery was highlighted in the NY Times recently, which is certainly going to generate considerable interest in a technology already in use at Rothman Orthopaedics.
Rothman Orthopaedics is well-known and respected for careful and judicious implementation of many new technologies and surgical innovations such as robotic surgery, “minimally-invasive” techniques, outpatient surgery, “quad-sparing” knee replacement, anterior hip replacement, and rapid recovery programs.
New technologies, such as robotic surgery, always offer a promise of improved clinical results and Rothman Orthopedics is actively involved in research to discover the accuracy of that promise.
There are many aspects that contribute to a successful clinical result and a happy patient – new technology is only one part. Rothman Orthopaedics believes strongly that the key ingredient for success is the surgeon, regardless of the technology used.
In current robotic techniques, a robot is not “performing” the surgery, but rather serves as a tool to help the surgeon to perform the operation. And, as is true for all new technologies, it may not be the best choice for you. That is a discussion we recommend you have with a Rothman Orthopaedics joint replacement surgeon.
If you want a detailed understanding and balanced perspective about robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery, we suggest you make an appointment with one of our surgeons near you. We are happy to see you in-person in our COVID-safe clinics or via virtual visit.