Total Knee Replacement with ROSA® Knee Robotic Technology

At OrthoUnited, we’re focused on staying ahead of the curve by using the latest, cutting-edge technology and surgical techniques to provide the highest level of care. Our experienced surgeons love working with robotic technology because of the advanced level of success it provides for knee replacement surgery.

But before we get into why our doctors choose ROSA Knee robotic technology, let’s first talk about some common reasons why knee replacements often fail or don’t go as successfully as planned (and how we avoid those with ROSA Knee)…

Minimizing Risk of Complications

Common side effects of a poorly performed knee replacement surgery tend to start right away, and these side effects include pain, stiffness, and swelling. More serious mechanical complications are rare but can happen, which may include loosening, instability, dislocation, misalignment, and implant failure. Loosening of the implant is one of the most common complications and reasons why people go back for revision knee surgery.

The goals of knee replacement surgery are of course to reduce pain, regain strength and mobility, and ultimately improve quality of life. Like any surgery, there are always some risks and things don’t always happen exactly as expected. But ROSA Knee robotic technology helps our surgeons eliminate those risks and avoid common pitfalls for better patient outcomes.

The ROSA Knee system uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your surgeon of details related to your anatomy that may affect your implant fit and highly decrease the chances of a loose or ill-fitting implant.

Minimizing Risk of Complications

Xray of a patients knees.

Our surgeons choose ROSA Knee because it gives them the tools to perform a very precise surgery catered to your unique anatomy. When you’re able to provide specialized care, results are always more successful. Here’s how our surgeons use ROSA Knee to reduce the risk of complications and get successful results:

  • Create a 3D Model of Your Knee - Unlike traditional knee replacement methods, with ROSA Knee, a series of x-rays may be used to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of your knee anatomy. This 3D model will enable the surgeon to plan many specifics of your knee replacement prior to your surgery.
  • Use Cameras and Trackers for Guidance - During surgery, ROSA Knee uses a camera and trackers to help ensure the pre-op plan is carried out as intended.
  • Position the Implant Precisely - Think of ROSA Knee like a very detailed global positioning system (GPS) that you might use in your car. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot can tell and adjusts accordingly. This helps ensure that the plan your surgeon put into place is executed as intended. Throughout your surgery, the robotic system provides your surgeon with data about your knee that helps them position your implant based on your unique anatomy.

Find Out if ROSA Knee is Right for You

Technology and designs are continually evolving to enhance preparation, surgical accuracy, and recovery, but there are always risks associated with any surgery. Not every patient is a candidate for ROSA Knee robotic technology. Talk to us to find out what your options are!