You may be advised to have knee replacement surgery for such things as:
Chronic pain that cannot be managed conservatively with physiotherapy and anti-inflammatory medications. Pain that is so severe it restricts your daily activities, pain causing sleep disturbance, trauma, x-ray evidence of arthritis
The damaged areas of the knee joint are removed and replaced with a prosthesis.
We use 3D computer scanning MAKO assisted robotic knee replacements to ensure a high level of accuracy and optimised outcomes.
Basically an incision is made in the effected knee. The diseased/damaged area of the bone is removed and the bone is cut and shaped so that the prosthesis fits against it smoothly.
A trial prosthesis is fitted to ensure that the right size prosthesis is being used and that the fit is optimal. Once happy – the surgeon will then implant the actual prosthesis.
They will then bend and flex your knee to check stability, that the alignment and positioning is correct and also to ensure range of motion is acceptable.
The procedure usually takes 1-2 hours and once you have woken from your surgery in recovery you will be taken to a ward where your post-operative treatment will commence.
Robotic Knee Replacement
MAKO Robotic assisted Knee Replacement Surgery is now performed by Dr Kosta Calligeros and Dr Theo Partsalis at Principle Orthopaedics.
Robotic assisted surgery allows our surgeons to make a surgery plan from 3D computer generated CT scanning. This ensures a high level of accuracy and allows more accurate positioning and also allows the surgeon to optimise the implant placement.
This reduces the chance of re-admission significantly by about 36.3% in the first 30 days **
Read more about the MAKO total Knee Replacement information here
** information sourced from the MAKO / Styker website