ROSA Knee System

Knee Replacement with the ROSA Knee System

Knee pain can feel incredibly uncomfortable, and your difficulty moving can get in the way of living your life to the fullest. If your knee pain has not subsided after medications or other treatments, your doctor may recommend total knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty.

Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

If knee pain stops you from walking your dog to the park or arthritis makes it a chore to get up from bed in the morning, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery.

The ROSA® Knee System is designed by surgeons for surgeons to provide predictive planning with precise performance.

How the ROSA Knee System Works

The Rosa Knee System provides the doctor with visibility into the anatomy of each knee. A preoperative image may or may not be required because the knee system collects information real-time as the doctor uses the instruments. With ROSA Knee, surgeons can objectively measure soft tissue and predictively plan a balanced knee replacement before performing any resections.

Benefits of the ROSA Knee System

  • The implants are designed to help improve outcomes for fit and longevity of the replacement.
  • The system is highly accurate for plan vs. actual procedure, confirming alignment in real-time.

What Is Knee Replacement?

The knee consists of bone, cartilage, ligaments and fluid. It is the largest joint in the body, which allows the leg to bend and provides stability to support the body's weight. Severe damage to the knees may make it hard to perform simple activities, such as walking, turning or climbing stairs. You may even begin to feel pain while sitting or lying down.

When conservative treatments, such as medications, pain management options and walking aids no longer eliminate or alleviate your knee pain, your orthopedic knee surgeon may consider knee replacement surgery.

Knee replacement surgery is a safe and effective procedure that replaces the damaged parts of your knee joint with new, artificial parts. Knee replacement surgery aims to relieve pain, correct leg deformity and help you move better.

Arthritis is the most common condition that causes knee pain and disability. The three types of arthritis that cause knee pain are:

  • Osteoarthritis - age-related wear and tear type of arthritis that usually affects people 50 years old and above. Osteoarthritis occurs when the cartilage that cushions the bones of the knee softens and wears away, causing the bones to rub against one another resulting in knee pain and stiffness.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis – is a type of arthritis that occurs when the synovial membrane surrounding the joint becomes inflamed and thickened, which eventually causes cartilage loss, pain and stiffness.
  • Post-traumatic arthritis – is a type of arthritis that occurs following a severe knee injury that causes fractures in the bones surrounding the knee or tears in the knee ligaments, causing knee pain and limiting knee function over time.

What to Expect After Knee Replacement Surgery?

The actual surgical procedure usually takes one to two hours. You will either stay in your hospital room for one to three days after surgery to recover or go home the same day, depending on your condition.

You will feel pain after surgery, a natural part of the healing process. Your doctor may likely prescribe medications for short-term pain relief after surgery and medications to prevent blood clots and decrease leg swelling. Most patients are encouraged to exercise their knee hours after surgery with the supervision of a physical therapist.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from Knee Replacement?

The success of your recovery after knee replacement surgery depends on how well you follow your orthopedic knee surgeon's instructions at home. Exercise is critical to improving knee movement. Below are some knee replacement recovery tips after surgery:

  • Perform regular light exercises to maintain proper strength and mobility of your new knee.
  • Avoid falls and injuries. You may require more surgery if you break a bone in your leg.
  • Inform your dentist about your knee replacement before undergoing dental procedures requiring antibiotics.
  • Consult your orthopedic knee surgeon periodically for routine follow-up examinations and X-rays.

It is normal to experience temporary pain at the surgery site because the surrounding muscles are weak from inactivity, and the body is adjusting to the new joint while the tissues are healing. This pain should resolve in a few months.

How Long Does a Knee Replacement Last?

Modern total knee replacements can still function 15 years after the surgery. However, its performance and lifespan may be affected by wear and tear caused by a lifetime of movement. Younger patients may need knee revision surgery at some point during their lifetime. It is important to note that joint replacement's effects differ from person to person.

You may have heard that you should delay knee replacement surgery for as long as possible. The truth is that recommendations for surgery depend on a patient's pain and disability, not age.

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