Knee pain can limit your movement and make everyday activities challenging. If other treatments fail to provide relief, robotic total knee replacement surgery may be an option for you. Princeton Baptist Medical Center in Birmingham, AL has a team of doctors, surgeons and other medical staff that can provide you with a course of action tailored to help you live healthily and independently. 

What Is ROSA® Knee Surgery?

Robotic Surgical Assistant (ROSA) Knee System is a minimally invasive surgical option that may reduce your hospital stays, quicken your recovery time and improve your quality of life. It cannot perform surgery independently; rather, it has a robotic arm that surgeons use to guide and perform procedures within the surgical site. ROSA knee replacement helps surgeons fit implants on the parts of the joint that need to be replaced and allows them to adjust the surgical plan as needed during the operation. ROSA knee surgery may benefit the patient in these ways:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stays and recovery period
  • Smaller incisions and less blood loss
  • Precise placement of knee implant

The ROSA Knee System for total robotic knee surgery may be recommended for patients suffering from chronic joint pain due to arthritis, advanced end-stage joint disease or a previous traumatic injury who have not experienced significant relief with nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy and activity modifications.

Unlike traditional knee replacement methods, ROSA total knee replacement involves a series of X-rays to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of the knee anatomy. The 3D model allows surgeons to plan and personalize the specifics of the patient's surgery before the procedure.

How Does a Knee Replacement Work?

When the knee’s articular cartilage becomes damaged, moving the knees becomes painful. It is because the bones are rubbing together instead of gliding over each other. Knee arthroplasty, also known as knee replacement surgery, may help restore mobility and ease the pain after nonsurgical procedures have been tried, but still not enough. It may be recommended for patients who have a:

  • Deformed knee
  • Moderate knee pain that persists even in rest or sleep
  • Chronic knee inflammation or swelling that medication or rest cannot improve
  • Severe knee pain or stiffness that prevents a person from performing everyday activities

Multiple studies have reported excellent survivorship results from total knee replacement. With total knee arthroplasty, both sides of the knee joint will be replaced. The operation can last up to three hours. After the procedure, the patient may have better movement and less pain.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Robotic Knee Replacement?

Like any surgical procedure, a patient's suitability for robotic-assisted knee surgery may depend on their medical assessment results and other factors. For instance, some patients assessed with poor general health or at a higher risk of complications after surgery due to certain conditions may not qualify for robotic-assisted knee replacement. Your doctors will assess the damage in your joint, loss of function and how joint pain affects your day-to-day life.

Talk to your doctor about whether ROSA total knee replacement is suitable for you and other realistic expectations about the outcomes of this procedure. It’s important that you understand what this surgery can and cannot achieve. Your doctor may perform several tests and screenings before confirming that you can proceed with surgery. These may include a physical exam, blood tests and imaging tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT) scan, X-ray or ultrasound.

Is ROSA Knee System an Option for Me?

If you are suffering from persistent knee pain, the ROSA Knee System is an innovative solution and a minimally invasive surgical option that may help improve your quality of life and may lead to shorter hospital stays and faster recovery times. ROSA, which stands for Robotic Surgical Assistant, is designed to help your surgeon restore your natural knee with accurate bone resections and limb alignment using data-driven insights and surgical techniques.

ROSA Knee System for total knee replacement is for people suffering from chronic joint pain caused by arthritis, advanced end-stage joint disease, or a previous sports or traumatic injury who have not experienced significant relief with nonsurgical treatments like medications, physical therapy and activity modifications. 

What To Expect

Personalized Surgical Plan
ROSA Knee collects data before and during surgery that may affect the knee implant fit. These data-driven insights help your surgeon plan for and carry out personalized surgery based on your individual needs.

During Surgery
During your procedure, ROSA Knee uses a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg, like a detailed global positioning system (GPS), to locate exactly where your knee is in space. ROSA Knee's real-time data and your surgeon's skill help position your knee implant based on your unique anatomy.

After Surgery

Following surgery, you may have to stay in the hospital based on your surgeon's recommendation and recovery plan. Although recovery varies from one patient to another, minimally invasive surgery patients may have less post–operation pain and shorter hospital stays and recovery compared to an open knee replacement.

Benefits May Include

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Shorter hospital stay and recovery period
  • Smaller incisions and less blood loss
  • Precise placement of knee implant

Advanced Orthopedic Care at Princeton Baptist Medical Center

At Princeton Baptist Medical Center, we are here to help you get back your quality of life with personalized treatments, specializing in minimally invasive ROSA Knee System for Robotic Knee Replacement through our dedicated and multidisciplinary orthopedic team of:

  • Internists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Dedicated orthopedic unit with specially-trained nurses
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Orthopedic service line director

To learn more about our orthopedic services or find an orthopedic doctor at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, please call 833-251-9897.

 

What To Expect

Personalized Surgical Plan

The ROSA Knee System collects data before and during surgery that may affect the knee implant fit. These data-driven insights help your surgeon plan for and carry out personalized surgery based on your individual needs.

During Surgery

During your procedure, the ROSA Knee System uses a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg, like a detailed global positioning system (GPS), to locate exactly where your knee is in space. ROSA Knee's real-time data and your surgeon's skill help position your knee implant based on your unique anatomy.

After Surgery

Recovery varies from one patient to another, so it’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions to help you recover properly. In general, patients of minimally invasive surgery may have less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stays and faster recovery compared to open knee replacement patients.

Rehabilitation

A significant commitment to rehabilitation and physical therapy can help with successful recovery from robotic knee replacement surgery. The physical therapy program we offer at Princeton Baptist Medical Center aims to help patients achieve pain-free movement, function and independence.

Advanced Orthopedic Care at Princeton Baptist Medical Center

At Princeton Baptist Medical Center, we are here to help you get back your quality of life with personalized treatments with the minimally invasive ROSA Knee System for Robotic Knee Replacement. Our dedicated and multidisciplinary orthopedic care teams include:

  • Internists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Orthopedic surgeons
  • Dedicated orthopedic unit with specially trained nurses
  • Occupational and physical therapists
  • Orthopedic service line director

To learn more about our orthopedic services or find an orthopedic doctor at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, please call 833-251-9897.