Robotic Partial Knee Replacement

It’s no secret that a damaged knee joint can cause considerable pain and stiffness, making everyday actions like walking or bending down difficult. Knee replacement surgery is performed to restore the stability and strength of the weight-bearing surfaces of your knee joint. This way, you can walk, run, jump, dance, and make most of your beautiful legs.

When all of the joint is damaged, worn, or diseased, a full knee replacement may be called for. Other times, if the problem remains within just a certain area of the joint, only a partial knee replacement may be needed.

What’s Involved in a Partial Knee Replacement (PKR)?

Let’s start with the structure of your knee joint. There are three main compartments:

  • Medial compartment (at the inside of the knee, closest to the other leg)
  • Lateral compartment (at the outside of the knee, closest to the outside of the body)
  • Patellofemoral compartment (front of the knee, between the kneecap and thighbone)

Damage due to arthritis is most commonly found in the medial compartment of the knee. Damage in the lateral compartment is the second-most common area affected. Arthritis damage affecting just the patellofemoral compartment is relatively rare.

When damage of the joint is discovered early enough – when damage is limited to just one compartment of the knee – a partial knee replacement may be the solution.

The purpose of a partial knee replacement, as is the case with any joint replacement surgery, is to restore the alignment and function of the knee. A partial knee replacement surgery removes and resurfaces the damaged area within the knee joint and replaces it with surgical-grade artificial components. This restores friction-free function of the knee, allowing you to move again without pain.

Benefits of Robotic-Assisted Partial Knee Surgery

If you and your surgeon have determined that a partial knee replacement is appropriate, you may want to consider robotic-assisted surgery. There are a number of benefits to using this technology to improve the experience and outcome of your surgery. These benefits primarily revolve around unparalleled precision and accuracy, which ultimately leads to a more comfortable, long-lasting prosthetic fit for you.

Superior Accuracy = Natural Feel

Robotic assistance during a joint replacement can exactly align and balance the prosthetic parts at a level not attainable by human hands and eyes alone. The more perfect the fit, the better your new knee will function for you after surgery. You may be surprised at how natural feeling the results are.

Superior Precision = Faster, Easier Recovery

Robotic assistance can be an invaluable part of your surgery by precisely targeting only the diseased tissue within your knee joint and helping to preserve healthy bone and tissue around it. This ensures less post-op pain and a faster recovery after surgery because there is less healing that needs to occur. There is also a reduced risk of infection or other complications simply because of the targeted approach. You’ll be showing off your sexy legs with restored function in no time.

Do you still have questions about robotic-assisted joint surgery? We’re always happy to help, too –  just give us a call us at (469) 796-4295.

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery in Sherman & McKinney, TX

We hear from many patients after their robotic-assisted partial knee replacement, saying how happy they are with the results and how it’s changed their lives. Discover if you are a good candidate for this surgical approach by calling the office of orthopedic surgeon Dr. Charles Toulson in northern Texas at (469) 796-4295 or request your appointment now.