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What Is Total Knee Replacement Surgery?

If knee pain or stiffness is keeping you from doing the things you love, computer assisted total knee replacement located in Central Florida could help you get back to your active life. Computer-assisted navigation for total knee replacement is an option that allows Dr Manaswi to use technology to guide positioning of the new knee so that the patient’s joint is aligned accurately, restoring natural motion and improving functional outcomes.

This procedure replaces degenerated cartilage in the knee joint with implants to restore function and eliminate pain. The surgeon plans and performs the surgery with the aid of robotic instruments and a computer guidance system.

Traditional Knee replacement, a steel rod is pushed into the femur bone(thigh bone) for alignment during surgery. This is not only inaccurate but is associated with more discomfort, pain, bleeding and risk of fat embolism. By using Computer assisted technology, bony cuts are made on the surface after registering the bony landmarks. Thus there is no need to insert steel rod into the femur(thigh bone).

This surgery is performed using the computer technology assisting in precision to achieve replication of a stabilized joint. Computer Assisted Total Knee Replacement recreates a 3D computer model of the patient’s anatomy that allows for accuracy down to the millimeter. During the surgery the computer technology utilizes trackers to provide the surgeon with real-time location of instruments and implants and offers the ability to correct potential errors during surgery. This gives the surgeon a better view of the operating area, with improved clarity and detail, which allows for greater precision when performing surgery in delicate or hard-to-reach areas.

What are the potential benefits?

  • Smaller incisions
  • Shorter post-operative rehabilitation
  • Less blood loss
  • A 3D computer model of the patient’s own unique anatomy is created, guiding the surgeon to more accurately place implants based on the patient’s unique anatomy

Remember that results may vary based on each individual situation.

What are the Signs and Symptoms?

These are the primary signs and symptoms that may indicate that you are a potential candidate for joint replacement:
  • Pain: Standing or walking short distances, climbing up and down stairs, getting in and out of chairs
  • Stiffness: Initiating activities from a sitting position, after getting out of bed
  • Swelling
  • A Grating Sensation or Crunching Feeling
  • Decreased Range of Motion (Ability to bend knee fully)
  • Instability
  • Reduced Activity

Request an appointment today with Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Abhijit Manawsi
Located in Central Florida
Learn your options to return to the life you once lived!