Jan 14, 2021 | Hip & Knee

Same-day, robotic joint replacement is an increasingly popular choice for patients. “Many patients choose to live in discomfort to avoid lengthy knee surgery recovery and the risk of contracting an inpatient hospital infection,” explains Dr. Richard Zimlich, Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine’s orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement. “Same-day surgery improves the patient experience while utilizing industry-leading robotic technology to elevate care.”

Robotically-assisted outpatient surgery is the latest alternative to traditional joint replacement surgery provided in a hospital setting. The Robotic Joint Replacement Program at Lowcountry Outpatient Surgery Center merges the advanced Mako Robotic technology and a highly experienced, personalized care team to bring total joint replacement patients home the same day.

Read the Top 5 Reasons Patients Choose Robotic Knee Replacement from the providers at Lowcountry Orthopaedics.

1. More precise

The knee replacement implant can be placed more precisely with surgeon assisted robotics, and with minimal bone removal compared to other surgical methods. The more precise alignment results in increased longevity of the artificial knee.

2. Reduced risk of infection

Risk of infection is reduced through the outpatient surgery center robotic knee replacement with decreased likelihood for bleeding and extraneous errors.

3. More natural feeling results

4. Better post-surgery motion and mobility

The precision of robotic knee replacement leads to more customized implants and care. This creates a more natural-feeling knee for some patients.

5. Accelerated recovery, less discomfort

Less bone and tissue disturbance usually translate to shorter recovery time.

As part of our award-winning orthopedic services, the Robotic Joint Program offers personalized treatment from a highly trained team. “This allows us to give you the most natural and functional knee possible,” says Dr. Zimlich of the team’s expertise with Mako Assisted Robotic Joint Replacement. “Combined with multimodal pain management and coordinated home care, robotic joint replacement is often a good option for patients. However, not all patients are a candidate. An evaluation determines a patient’s candidacy for robotic joint replacement.”

Contact Us If you are considering a total joint replacement and would like to discuss your surgery for either

same-day or inpatient surgery, call our Lowcountry Orthopaedics at 843-797-5050 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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