At Casper Orthopedics, we believe chronic knee pain shouldn’t define how you live your life. That’s why we proudly offer total knee replacement utilizing ROSA Knee robotic technology to provide you with a personalized solution that helps you redefine your life.
What Is ROSA Knee?
ROSA, which stands for robotic surgical assistant, is designed to help surgeons perform total knee replacement with greater precision and a higher standard of care. Using real-time information, ROSA Knee assists surgeons in removing the damaged bone, accurately placing the implant, and assessing the state of soft tissues.
Is ROSA Knee Right for You?
ROSA Knee robotic-assisted total knee replacement is typically recommended for patients who:
- Have exhausted all applicable nonsurgical treatment options, such as physical therapy or injections
- Are experiencing debilitating pain from a degenerative joint disease, such as osteoarthritis
- Are unable to accomplish everyday tasks due to joint pain
To determine if you are a good candidate for ROSA Knee robotic-assisted total knee replacement, your orthopedic surgeon will perform a thorough assessment as well as ask you questions about the pain you are experiencing and how it is affecting your everyday life.
If you are a good candidate for ROSA Knee robotic-assisted total knee replacement, your surgeon will walk you through the procedure, explain the recovery process, and answer any questions you may have.
What to Expect
Your experience before, during, and after surgery will be similar to that of most total knee patients; however, there will be a few key differences. For instance, in the preoperative phase, your surgeon may use a series of X-rays to create a 3D model of your knee. This will allow them to develop an individualized surgical plan prior to your surgery.
During surgery, your surgeon will perform your total knee replacement with the aid of ROSA Knee, a robotic assistant. ROSA Knee uses a camera as well as optical trackers that are attached to your leg to know the exact position of your knee. This helps your surgeon carry out your personalized surgical plan accurately. ROSA Knee also provides your surgeon with data throughout your procedure, which helps precisely place your implant.
After surgery, you will start a recovery plan that has been individually designed for you. Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but most patients are able to start driving after 2 weeks, do light activities, such as gardening, after 3 – 4 weeks, and return to some recreational activities, such as golf, after 6 – 8 weeks. As your recovery progresses, your surgeon will let you know when you can start participating in certain activities again as well as which ones you should continue to avoid.
Experience Proven Results at Casper Orthopedics
Our joint replacement surgeon, Eric H. Linford, M.D., specializing in ROSA Knee robotic-assisted total knee replacement is dedicated to providing patients with compassionate, experienced joint care. Having undergone extensive training, he is an expert at performing this advanced procedure, and he is committed to providing you with the personalized care you need to help you redefine your limits and get back to an active, healthy lifestyle.
To learn more about ROSA Knee robotic-assisted total knee replacement or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialty-trained experts, please call (307) 265-7205.