Dr. Jon Dounchis, M.D. – Robotic Knees

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Robotic Knee Partial Replacement

Robotic and computer-assisted technology assists the surgeon to resurface only the damaged portion of the knee.

This: preserves the normal ligaments and unaffected cartilage surfaces (resulting in a more natural feeling knee),

is more conservative than total knee arthroplasty,

and is often outpatient surgery with a short recovery period.

Technique:

A CT-scan is taken of the knee to create a detailed 3-D model.

The position of the resurfacing components is idealized on the computer.

The surgeon then uses the robotic arm to precisely prepare and place the components.

Robotic Hip Total Replacement

Robotic and computer-assisted technology assists the surgeon to precisely prepare and place the hip replacement components (ball, socket, stem).

This: maximizes the stability of the hip (reduced dislocation rates),

improves the wearing of the components (akin to having a well-aligned car tire),

and facilitates correct leg-length.

Technique:

A CT-scan is taken of the hip to create a detailed 3-D model.

The position of the components (ball, socket, stem) is idealized on the computer.

The surgeon then uses the robotic arm to precisely prepare and place the components.

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