Cartilage wear can be seen in load-bearing joints such as the knee or hip due to aging or various accompanying diseases. With this wear, pain and limitation of movement can occur in the joints. This discomfort in the joints is called calcification or arthrosis.
Surgical intervention performed in order to eliminate pain and limitation of movement caused by aging cartilages and to regain painless and functional joints is called joint replacement surgery.
What is Robotic Arm Supported Prosthetic Surgery?
By making millimetric calculations in the digital environment of the knee or hip joints where prosthesis will be applied, a 3-dimensional image is extracted and recorded on the robot to be used in surgery. It is the procedure of placing the prosthesis (artificial joint and cartilage) in the most appropriate form for the required form by removing the lost bone and cartilage surface with the help of the robotic arm of the physician who will perform the surgery.
What are the Advantages of Robotic Arm Supported Prosthetic Surgery?
1. Since the prosthesis is placed in the most appropriate way for the patient's anatomy, the survival time of the prosthesis is longer.
2. Since artificial joints are placed in the most natural form, movement restriction can be minimized.
3. During the operation, the error and risk are almost nonexistent since it cannot go beyond the area in the robot's memory.
4. It causes minimal damage to the surrounding soft tissues.
5. After the operation, the recovery time of the patient and their return to daily life take less time.
When is Robotic Arm Supported Prosthesis Surgery Carried out?
The contact parts of the joints are covered with cartilages about 2 mm thick and the joints are surrounded by a thin membrane called the synovial membrane. By producing synovial fluid, the synovial membrane facilitates the movement of joints and prevents cartilage erosion.
In knee and hip joints due to wear of joint cartilage;
• There is unbearable pain
• Limited movement develops in such a way that daily needs cannot be met
Robotic arm-supported prosthesis surgery, which can be applied to patients of all age groups who need prosthetic surgery, is especially suitable for those ;
With discomfort in the knee and hip joint
With rheumatic diseases that develop in the knee and hip
With knee and hip joint injuries
Who undergo medicinal, injection and physical therapy, etc. It is recommended for patients with knee and hip joint ailments where no results can be obtained from other applications.
In order to achieve successful results in Robotic Arm Supported Prosthesis Surgery and to extend the survival time of the prosthesis ;
The team performing the operation must have received special training,
The team also needs to be experienced in knee and hip replacement surgery,
The age, weight and bone quality of the patient has to be suitable for the operation,
Selecting the appropriate form of prosthesis for the patient,
Performing the surgery in accordance with the patient's anatomy,