Robotic Knee Replacement

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Same-day, robotic joint replacement is an increasingly popular choice for patients.

“Many patients choose to live in discomfort to avoid lengthy knee surgery recovery and the risk of contracting an inpatient hospital infection,” explained Dr. Richard Zimlich, who specializes in total joint replacement at Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. “Same-day surgery improves the patient experience while utilizing industry-leading robotic technology to elevate care.”

Robotically-assisted outpatient surgery is the latest alternative to traditional joint replacement surgery provided in a hospital setting. The Robotic Joint Replacement Program at Lowcountry Outpatient Surgery Center merges the advanced Mako Robotic technology and a highly experienced, personalized care team to bring total joint replacement patients home the same day.

Here are the top four reasons patients choose robotic knee replacement from the providers at Lowcountry Orthopaedics.

1. It’s more precise – The knee replacement implant can be placed more precisely with surgeon-assisted robotics and with minimal bone removal compared to other surgical methods. The more precise alignment results in increased longevity of the artificial knee.

2. There’s a reduced risk of infection – The risk of infection is reduced with the outpatient surgery center robotic knee replacement, with decreased likelihood for bleeding and extraneous errors.

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3. The results feel more natural than with other methods – There’s better post-surgery motion and mobility and the precision of robotic knee replacement leads to more customized implants and care. This creates a more natural-feeling knee for some patients.

4. The recovery is accelerated, with less discomfort – Less bone and tissue disturbance usually translates to shorter recovery time.

As part of Lowcountry Orthopaedics’ award-winning services, the Robotic Joint Program offers personalized treatment from a highly trained team.

“This allows us to give you the most natural and functional knee possible,” said Dr. Zimlich of the team’s expertise with Mako Assisted Robotic Joint Replacement. “Combined with multimodal pain management and coordinated home care, robotic joint replacement is often a good option for patients. However, not all patients are a candidate. An evaluation will determine if a patient is a good candidate for robotic joint replacement.”

Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine logoIf you are considering a total joint replacement and would like to discuss either same-day or inpatient surgery, call Lowcountry Orthopaedics at 843-797-5050 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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