All I Want for Christmas is a New Knee- Experience Same Day Robotic Knee Replacement

Dec 19, 2023 | Hip & Knee

If you’ve been suffering from knee pain and need a knee replacement, Lowcountry Orthopaedics is proud to offer same-day robotic knee replacement, the only outpatient surgery center in the area to do so. Surgeon-guided robotics makes this innovative procedure possible, allowing for a more precise and personalized approach to knee replacement surgery. Dr. Richard Zimlich, an experienced orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee treatment, leads the team at Lowcountry Orthopaedics. Stop wondering what the perfect gift would be, and schedule your robotic knee replacement this holiday season.

The Benefits of Robotic Knee Replacement

When it comes to knee replacement surgery, the traditional approach has always involved a hospital stay and a lengthy recovery process. However, with the advent of same-day robotic knee replacement, patients can now experience less risk of infection and more efficient recovery.

  1. One of the key benefits of this procedure is the precision it offers. Surgeon-guided robotics allow for a more accurate and customized approach to knee replacement surgery. This increased precision means that the artificial joint is better aligned with the patient’s natural anatomy, leading to improved functionality and a more natural feel.
  2. Another advantage of outpatient robotic knee replacement is the reduced risk of complications. Because the procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, the risk of hospital-acquired infections is significantly reduced. Additionally, patients undergoing same-day robotic knee replacement typically experience less pain, swelling, and scarring than those undergoing traditional surgery.
  3. The shorter recovery time associated with robotic knee replacement at the Lowcountry Orthopaedics Outpatient Surgery Center allows patients to return to daily activities much faster.

In traditional knee replacement surgery, the surgeon manually shapes the bone and positions the implants. However, with the use of robotic-assisted technology, the entire process has become more precise and efficient.

The robotic systems consist of a robotic arm controlled by a skilled surgeon, Dr. Richard Zimlich. This robotic arm is equipped with advanced imaging technology and software that allows Dr. Zimlich to visualize the knee joint in real-time and create a 3D virtual model. This model serves as a guide for the surgeon, ensuring accurate placement of the implants.

Additionally, the robotic arm is capable of making precise cuts and adjustments based on Dr. Zimlich’s plan. This level of precision minimizes trauma to the surrounding tissue and ensures optimal joint alignment. Moreover, the robotic arm provides feedback throughout the procedure, allowing for adjustments to be made instantly.

Visit the Lowcountry Orthopaedics website to view success stories of patients who have undergone outpatient robotic knee replacement surgery. The quick recovery with minimal downtime and facilitated at-home rehabilitation is a Christmas wish-worthy item to add to your list!

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