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