About Computer Navigated Total Knee Replacement
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Computer Navigated Total Knee Replacement + Rapid Recovery
Computer-assisted total knee replacement is a procedure that utilizes
sophisticated computer imaging to assure the highest level of precision during the
surgery. With the aid of a real time infrared based tracking system, we can
achieve virtually perfect alignment and soft tissue balance, the two most
critical components of a successful knee arthroplasty (improved functional
outcome and an increased long-term survival of the prosthesis).
Other advantages of robotic-assisted knee surgery are: smaller scars, less
bone resection, reduction in blood loss, increased safety, less soft tissue
damage, shorter hospital stay and faster recovery.
Complications associated with navigation technique are rare (related to
Author: Dra.Inmaculada Gómez Arrayás
Posted: 28 October 2019 at
Last Updated: 07 November
2019 at 11:26 UTC
I. Gómez Arrayás, MD, is a pioneer in Spain and an expert orthopedic
surgeon in this procedure, and in Hip replacement mini invasive. She has been
performing this technique navigated since the end of 2000, and currently uses
the most advanced Navigation systems. She has operated more than 3000 knee replacement
whit this technique with excellent results.
Days admitted : Days of Admission: 24-48 hours.
Anesthesia : The surgery/Procedure takes 60-80 minutes with intradural anesthesia.
Recovery : the patient is asked to have an assisted walk on the next day following the knee replacement. Some patients begin to walk in the same day of the surgery in the afternoon. It takes a few weeks before the patient can fully return to daily activities.
Risks : Complications associated with the surgery infection, deep thrombosis, loosening,…): 1%
After care : The enhanced recovery after surgery ERAS program is a multidisciplinary approach directed to reducing postoperative complications, shortening length of stay Hospital , improving patient satisfaction and accelerating recovery in hip and Knee arthroplasty.
Days of stay in the country: approximately 4-7 days if no complications arise.