With the growing population of people having a lot of Health Problems, science and technology has come up with various treatments and surgical option that reduce time that conservative treatments usually take. One such field of medicine that has seen a revolutionary change is orthopedics. Be it a fracture or a bone infection, there are a number of treatments that have given immense relief to a large population. And surgery has been one among these treatments. Although it does involve some pain, the takeaway of each and every patient has been only better health and function of the bones. So, pain doesn’t really matter as much.
Nevertheless, there still are many people who face a white coat syndrome and are apprehensive about going under the knife even if it is about getting rid of pain for good. Robotics for joint replacements has all that sorted. The technology has made it much faster and easier for doctors, resulting in more precise and accurate outcomes. Robotics for joint replacements also allows the doctors to perform Minimally Invasive Joint Replacements which speeds up the recovery of the patient.
Joint Replacement Surgery might not be a good choice for people with certain bone conditions or infections. That makes their lives all the more painful to live with a painful condition. Robotics for joint replacements works wonders in such cases and conditions. Let’s take a look at what all it can correct.
Here are a few fragile conditions that can be surgically corrected without any risks with robotic joint replacements:
- Degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis
- Avascular necrosis
- Compromised bone stock
- Skeletal immaturity
- Severe joint instability
- Risk of prosthesis instability can be avoided if you choose robotics for joint replacements
- Prosthesis fixation failure and complications
- Implant related risks that lead to a revision joint replacement
- Implant include dislocation
- Fracture of the neck of the femur
- Functional deformity of the hip
- Soft tissue imbalance
- Nerve damage
- Heterotopic bone formation (abnormal bone growth in tissues)
- If the implant wears off
- Osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss)
Of all bone related surgeries, basic Hip and Knee Joint Replacements have now become much easier with robotics for joint replacements. However, it is still a less chosen option due to the doubt of how well a robot can be used for surgical procedures. Dr. Madhu Thumu specialises in this field, and has made robotic joint replacement surgery a success by using this advanced technique for many of his patients. Today, they all walk back to him for their follow-up visits with minimised and almost negligible pain and elevated confidence.