Mako Robotic Total Knee Replacement

Dr. Robert Daley is now offering
Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

Robotic Assisted Total Knee Surgery

Robotic-arm assisted knee surgery is an innovative technique alternative to the conventional surgical procedure in patients suffering from degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. It is performed using robotic-arm technology that allows the surgeon to precisely execute the procedure based on an individualized CT scan of each patient’s own unique anatomy

This technology assists the surgeon in removing the diseased bone with great accuracy, while preserving important soft tissues and anatomical landmarks by creating a stereotactic boundary.

“In my opinion, robotic-assisted surgery offers patients a more customized approach to total knee replacement surgery. The Robotic- Assisted Surgery technology provides real time feedback and data to assist me in making fine-tuned adjustments to the implant placement intraoperatively, so that I may more accurately determine the optimal implant placement for each individual patient. This could potentially allow the knee to feel more natural.” Dr. Robert J. Daley

Robotic Assisted Knee Surgery

Robotic assisted knee surgery is an innovative technique alternative to the conventional surgical procedure in patients suffering from degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. It is performed using robotic-arm technology that allows the surgeon to precisely perform the surgery through a smaller incision as compared to traditional surgery.

This procedure utilizes X-rays and CT scans to determine the damaged areas of the joint which needs to be removed for the precise placement of the knee implant. The procedure may be used for total or partial knee surgery. During the procedure, the diseased portion of your knee is removed, preserving the surrounding healthy bone and tissue. An implant is then secured over the prepared portion of your knee joint that results in resolution of symptoms and a natural knee movement. As it employs a minimally invasive technique, the incidence of scarring and blood loss is very low.

The procedure is beneficial in patients with unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee disease.  Robotic assisted partial knee surgery can be considered in patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis associated with symptoms such as knee pain, knee swelling, and knee locking. The procedure results in resolution of symptoms and a natural knee movement.

Benefits

The benefits of the robotic assisted knee surgery include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Rapid recovery
  • Precise placement of the implant
  • Reduced injury to adjacent tissues
  • Increased longevity of the implant

Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System (RIO®)

The RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System features three dimensional pre-surgical planning. During surgery, the RIO® provides the surgeon with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. It is this optimal placement that can result in more natural knee motion following surgery.

RIO® Features:

  • Accurately plan implant size, orientation and alignment utilizing CT-derived 3-D modeling
  • Enabling the pre-resection capture of patient-specific kinematic tracking through full flexion and extension
  • Real-time intra-operative adjustments for correct knee kinematics and soft-tissue balance
  • Minimally invasive and bone sparing, with minimal tissue trauma for faster recovery