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Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

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If you're living with severe knee pain that affects your daily life, you have likely explored many treatment options — from physical therapy to medication. For many, these treatments have the potential to improve symptoms and help you return to living a full and pain-free life. For others, a more involved procedure may be necessary.

Knee replacement surgery is a great option for those who have exhausted all other treatments in an attempt to find relief from debilitating pain and discomfort. Whether your condition is caused by arthritis, trauma, or severe injury, modern surgical techniques and technology make it possible to achieve lasting results for joint pain, immobility, and improve general quality of life.

The Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Each patient presents a unique case, and with help from the VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution, the Fox Valley Orthopedics team is able to perform customized knee replacement surgery with a higher level of precision and efficiency.

The VELYS robot is an additional tool for the surgeon, helping them stay within the pre-set boundaries of pins, or touchpoints, on the bone. Throughout the procedure, the surgeon is in complete control of the saw, while the robot acts as a guide that ensures that the cut is made within one millimeter of accuracy.

Our physicians utilize VELYS to meet each patient’s exact condition, ensuring precise removal of bone and placement of the implant.

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A Minimally Invasive Surgical Solution

Advancements in robotic-assisted technology have significantly decreased the invasive nature of knee replacement surgery. With a more minimally-invasive procedure, patients can enjoy the following:

  • Less tissue damage.
  • Shorter hospital stays - with most patients going home the same day.
  • Lessened pain compared to traditional surgical methods.
  • Increased longevity of implants.

Recovering from Robotic-Assisted Knee Surgery

The length of time it takes to recover from robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery varies depending on the individual — though many will rely on a walker or cane for the first few days. On average, most patients are able to return to their normal activities in 4-6 weeks, with some returning as early as 2 weeks and others taking up to 3 months.

Following the surgery, patients will be prescribed physical therapy. This is an important part of recovering from robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery as physical therapists can help you regain strength in the joint and improve your range of motion. This therapy should begin one to two days after the procedure for optimal results.

It is important to stay in close contact with your doctor following your procedure in order to have the best possible recovery.

Qualifying for Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Not every patient will qualify for this minimally-invasive procedure. Candidates for robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery are those with moderate to severe pain, stiffness, and swelling in the knee joint who have exhausted all non-surgical options.

If your symptoms are preventing you from performing everyday activities — including walking and even sleeping — a knee replacement may be necessary. The best way to determine if you are a candidate is to consult an orthopedic specialist.

Learn more about Dr. Chakour, one of our physicians who specializes in orthopedic surgery and outpatient total joint replacement.

Explore Your Knee Replacement Surgery Options

The Fox Valley Orthopedics team of orthopedic specialists is here to help you find the right treatment option that will get you back to performing every day activities pain-free! Get in touch with us online or by calling (630) 584-1400 today!