With the expansion of medical technology, orthopedic surgeons are today using robotic technology. If you or a loved one is considering hip surgery, should you consider using robotic technology?
There are many reasons to consider using robotic technology in joint replacement that offer great benefits to patients. Robotic-assisted surgery allows the surgeon to perform complex procedures with more precision and control. One example of this in the orthopedic arena is robotic-arm assisted reconstructive surgery of the hip.
Robotic surgery targets only the disease-affected areas of the bone. This leaves healthy bone and tissues untouched resulting in optimal post-operative care for the patient. With robotic hip replacement, patients experience greater surgical precision, lower complication rates, and less chance of hip dislocation.
Robotic surgery typically results in a shorter stay in the hospital, or can be done in an outpatient setting for qualified patients. Less time spent in the hospital can be a cost savings to patients with the option to recover in the comfort of their own home.
Robotic surgery also improves recovery time. A shorter recovery means that patients can return to work sooner, or get back to doing the activities they love more quickly.
Consider using robotic technology for optimal post-operative care and a quicker recovery time. Depending on your location, seeking out robotic assisted surgery may be a factor as well. Only a few centers around the country have the MAKO Surgical Robot that we use at the American Hip Institute.
Robotic surgery is not for everyone. Individuals are unique not only in bone structure or condition, but also in their situation and desired outcomes. We can help you talk through your diagnosis and treatment plan to determine what course of action is best for you as an individual.
Dr. Benjamin Domb, Founder and Medical Director at American Hip Institute, is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy. Dr. Domb is rated amongst the Top Doctors in the USA by the NY Times, US News & World Report, and Castle Connelly.