Orthopedic Robotic Surgery

Leading the Way in Advanced Robotic Surgical Systems

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a condition that may require surgery, you owe it to yourself to learn about all your options, including some of the most minimally invasive surgical treatments available using robotic orthopedic surgery.
Through the use of robots, knee replacement surgeons can now offer minimally invasive and more precise options for many complex surgical procedures from knee replacements to cancer treatment.

For most patients, robotic joint replacement offers numerous benefits, including:

  • Reduced post-surgery pain
  • Less blood loss
  • Fewer and smaller scars
  • Increased precision for more accurate joint replacements
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less risk of infection

Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery may be helpful for those who have severely damaged joints caused by osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory joint problems, previous joint injuries and fractures, joint infections or other rare conditions.

Types of Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Robotic-assisted knee surgery

When the knee joint is damaged, worn or diseased to the point that mobility declines and the patient is in pain even while resting, the patient may be a candidate for robotic knee replacement surgery. There are two types of robotic-assisted knee replacement surgeries:

  • Robotic partial knee replacement – when only one side of the knee joint is replaced
  • Robotic total knee replacement – when both sides of the knee joint are replaced

Other types of robotic knee surgery may include:

  • Arthroscopy
  • Osteotomy

Robotic hip replacement surgery

A major robotic hip surgery may be necessary for patients with severely damaged hip joints. Robotic hip replacement surgery also often goes with other post-surgery treatments such as physiotherapy and steroid injections.For more information on hip pain, click here.

Robotic shoulder surgery

Robotic shoulder surgery may be recommended if the patient experiences extreme shoulder pain that interferes with daily activities, pain while resting, loss of motion or failure to improve with other nonsurgical treatments. For more information on shoulder pain, click here.

NAVIO™ Robotic Surgical System for Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

The NAVIO™ Surgical System is a robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery platform that provides accuracy, flexibility and confidence for robotic knee replacement procedures. NAVIO™ robotic-assisted knee surgery is currently offered at Emanuel Medical Center in the Central Valley. The NAVIO™ surgical system is designed to give patients the confidence to get the surgery they need with the following benefits:

  • Highly individualized plan that is specific to the unique shape and motion of each patient’s knee
  • Computer assistance helps provide consistent and accurate results
  • Accuracy that can help improve the function, feel and potential longevity of the knee implant
  • Minimal soft-tissue damage and bone conservation
  • A more natural feeling knee through preservation of unaffected compartments
  • Implants for robotic knee replacements designed to reproduce the original internal shapes and angled forces of the human knee

Currently, the NAVIO™ surgical system is the only handheld robotics system for knee surgery that features a large portfolio of implants for total and partial knee arthroplasty.

How Does Robotic Knee Surgery Work With the NAVIO™ Robotic Surgical System?

NAVIO robotic-assisted knee surgery aims to facilitate accurate bone removal with image-free data collection, surface mapping and bone resection.

  1. Image-free registration
    Without preoperative imaging (i.e., computed tomography scan), the doctor scans the bone for real-time characterization of the bone and cartilage through landmark collection and point mapping

  2. Patient-specific planning
    The system predicts cuts and gaps before bone preparation to eliminate excessive ligament releases.

  3. Robotics-assisted bone preparation
    a. Exposure control: The bur (a surgical tool) extends and retracts depending on the distance to the target surface
    b. Speed control: The bur’s speed adjusts depending on the need of the orthopedic surgeon

  4. Confirmation
    After the surgery, orthopedic specialists assess the outcome of the knee alignment and balance

Arthrex Synergy High-Resolution Image Technology

Emanuel Medical Center has a surgical system to assist with joint replacements known as the Arthrex Synergy system. Arthrex combines a 32” ultra-HD monitor with a suite of matching probe-mounted cameras and surgical tools. This technology gives the surgeon a more precise image during the operation. The system has iPad technology that allows the surgeon to share images with patients and their families for a clear picture of the operative procedure and the stages of recovery.

Designed to streamline workflows and maximize outcomes, Arthrex features excellent image quality:

  • Near-infrared fluorescence
  • Ultra high definition 4K Camera
  • 10-bit color
  • Increased depth perception
  • Procedure-specific versatility

With the surgical system such as Arthrex, partial knee replacement is now possible through the optimized solutions for patellofemoral, medial tibiofemoral and lateral tibiofemoral arthrosis. This system shows that more conservative treatments can be an option for patients with an isolated single-compartment diseased joint.

CORI™ Surgical System

The CORI™ Surgical System is a robotics-assisted platform that allows the surgeon to create a custom surgical plan for each patient and helps ensure that each procedure is performed exactly as the surgeon intends. The system’s real-time planning also eliminates the need to undergo a preoperative CT scan, reducing the patient’s exposure to potentially harmful radiation. The CORI™ Surgical System can offer the following:

  • A unique plan- using 3D digital modeling, the surgical plan will be customized according to the unique anatomy of the patient.
  • A natural fit- the surgeon can help keep more of the natural bone and ligaments
  • A wide selection of knee implants

Our Team is Here for You

Emanuel Medical Center, a robotic surgery hospital, aims to provide the highest standard of care and to achieve the highest quality outcomes for our patients. Our orthopedic team will focus on nonsurgical treatment options first, such as anti-inflammatory medicine, ice, heat and massage before resorting to surgery. If nonsurgical options do not work, Emanuel Medical Center offers robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgical procedures. Comprehensive care includes physical therapy, pain management, rehabilitation services and advanced imaging. Help increase your mobility and regain your confidence with specialized knee services at Emanuel Medical Center.

Talk with your doctor to find out if you are a candidate for robotic-assisted surgery.

Insurances Accepted

We work with a variety of insurance plans at Emanuel Medical Center. Your doctor's administrative staff or your insurance provider can get estimates on your financial responsibility. Out-of-pocket expenses will be due at the time of service. We also work with Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and other healthcare savings plans.

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