Robotic joint replacement surgery is an advanced technology that can help orthopedic surgeons give you a more precise and personalized joint replacement. At Sutter Health, we’ve invested in robotic arm technology to provide doctors and patients with state-of-the-art hip and knee replacements.
The robotic arm doesn’t actually perform surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon is still the skilled doctor controlling the robotic arm. The technology’s software creates a 3D model of your hip or knee. This lets your surgeon choose the best size and position for your new joint, based on your anatomy. During surgery, your doctor guides the robotic arm based on your 3D model.
Research indicates that many surgeons using robotic arms are able to achieve more precise placement and orientation of new joints, compared to conventional joint replacement surgery. Robotic-assisted surgery is also much less invasive than open surgery, usually resulting in less scarring and faster recovery.