Robotic Knee Surgery in Turkey

Knee arhtoplasty operations are performed with nearly zero margin of error with Robotic knee Surgery in Turkey. Prosthetic surgery is very important for successful placement of the prosthesis in the knee joint. In classical operations where the prosthesis is placed by hand, the error rate increases or decreases according to the experience and skill of the doctor. The most important feature of robotic knee surgery is that it minimizes the margin of error by 0.1 millimeter and 0.1 degree.

Along with the developing technology, many positive innovations came to the health field. Especially the development of surgical technology has made both surgery and postoperative process comfortable. One of these developments is robotic knee surgery in Turkey.

What is Robotic Knee Surgery in Turkey?

With the help of robotic system, arthroplasty surgery can be performed by targeting part of the knee where degenerated cartilage and arthrosis region  with protecting the healthy tissues and ligaments. With robotic knee surgery, partial and total knee arthroplasty surgery can be performed succesfully.

How does Robotic Knee Surgery work?

Robotic Knee Surgery in Turkey and knee prosthesis procedure starts before the patient is taken to surgery. Makoplasty RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System is capable of making three-dimensional planning before surgery. The parts where the implants will be placed, and the movements of the implant are digitally planned in the most accurate way on the computer. It allows the surgeon to plan and perform the surgery with the finest detail by determining the person’s natural joint kinematics before the surgery and calculating the placement of the prosthetic parts accordingly with high sensitivity and accuracy.

Makoplasty knee prosthesis method, which is applied with RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System under the control of the surgeon, minimizes the margin of error and makes the recovery process shorter, painless and easier.

Advantages of Robotic Knee Surgery in Turkey

  • More safety
  • Less soft tissue damage
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery, return to everyday life more quickly
  • Longer prosthesis life
  • Use of advanced robotic technology
  • High resolution, patient-specific imaging system enables detailed planning before surgery
  • Maintaining healthy bone stock
  • Protection of all ligaments in the knee

It takes a few weeks for them to return to normal activities. Good physical therapy support is needed for the recovery period to be faster.

How to Perform Knee Prosthesis Surgery with Robotic Surgery?

Computed tomography of the knee joint is taken before surgery. With the help of tomography, 3-dimensional model images of knee bone and joint structure are created. The model information is used in conjunction with the RIO software to plan the operation in accordance with the patient’s anatomy. This software provides real-time information that allows accurate positioning and alignment of the implant during surgery.

During surgery, the robotic arm provides the orthopedic surgeon with real-time visual and tactile feedback to the surgeon for optimal use of pre-made kinematic calculations of the joint prosthesis, while guiding the proper preparation and placement of the implant housing. When the surgeon performs the surgery, the robotic system prevents the surgeon from going out of planning and making mistakes.

Even an experienced orthopedic surgeon has some margin of error when manually adjusting implant positions. With the robotic system, the compatibility of the implants at all bending angles of the knee is evaluated kinematically during surgery.

Real-time adjustment can also be performed during surgery to ensure accurate knee kinematics and soft tissue balance. This minimizes the margin of error by ensuring that the surgical procedure is performed precisely and highly accurately, specifically to the patient’s own anatomy. This leads to a low risk of further unwanted complications (such as mechanical loosening and malposition).

In the robotic knee surgery procedure, only the knee ligaments are preserved during the removal of the deformed joint surface and bone structures, and a more natural knee feel can be achieved in the patients. In robotic knee surgery in Turkey, the high accuracy and precision of the technical measurements and the placement of the implant in the most ideal anatomical position for each patient contribute to less wear and loosening of the implant, contributing to prolonged prosthesis life.