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Robotic and computer-assisted technology assists the surgeon to resurface only the damaged portion of the knee.

This:
•preserves the normal ligaments and unaffected cartilage surfaces
(resulting in a more natural feeling knee),

•is more conservative than total knee arthroplasty,

•and is often outpatient surgery with a short recovery period.

Technique:

A CT-scan is taken of the knee to create a detailed 3-D model.

The position of the resurfacing components is idealized on the computer.

The surgeon then uses the robotic arm to precisely prepare and place the components.



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