Total Knee Replacement Surgery

During our total knee replacement in Manhattan, Queens, Garden City, Brooklyn, or the Bronx, the damaged cartilage and bone in your knee are replaced with artificial components, usually made of metal and plastic. These implants are designed to replicate the function of a healthy knee, aiming to restore mobility and relieve pain. The success of a total knee replacement depends on various factors, including the accurate fitting and precise placement of the implant.

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Who is a candidate for total knee replacement?

Candidates for total knee replacement generally include individuals with the following:

  • Chronic knee pain that impairs daily activities such as walking, climbing stairs, and sitting or standing for prolonged periods.
  • Moderate to severe knee pain while resting, which might affect sleep.
  • Knee inflammation and swelling that doesn’t improve with rest or medications.
  • Knee deformity, such as bowing in or out of the knee.
  • No significant relief from other treatments like anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, or physical therapy.

What is the procedure?

The OMNIBotics procedure for total knee replacement is a cutting-edge approach that utilizes robotic assistance and computer technology to enhance surgical precision. During the procedure, your surgeon uses the OMNIBotics system to create a detailed 3D model of your knee, allowing for meticulous pre-surgical planning. This model helps our knee specialist determine the exact size, placement, and alignment of the knee implant.

In the operating room, the surgeon employs a robotic-assisted cutting guide, guided by the preoperative plan, to prepare the bone surfaces with unparalleled accuracy. This technology ensures that the bone cuts and implant positioning are customized to match your knee’s anatomy. The result is a custom-fit implant with optimal alignment intended to improve the functionality, mobility, and longevity of your new knee. The entire process focuses on achieving a knee replacement that feels more natural and is designed to last longer.

What is the recovery time?

Recovery following a total knee replacement using OMNIBotics technology tends to be quicker, and smoother compared to traditional knee replacement methods. The precision of robotic-assisted surgery often results in less tissue trauma, which can lead to reduced postoperative pain and faster healing. You will be encouraged to walk after the surgery is completed, and the joint will improve dramatically in the following weeks. While recovery times can vary, many patients experience significant progress within the first six weeks and may return to most normal activities. Complete recovery and full return to more strenuous activities typically take place within 3 to 6 months. The specific recovery timeline depends on individual factors such as overall health, age, and commitment to postoperative rehabilitation exercises.”

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Why choose us for total knee replacement?

Choosing New York Sports & Joints for your total knee replacement means entrusting your care to a team of expert orthopaedic surgeons. Our surgeons are not only skilled in traditional TKR but also proficient in advanced procedures like OMNIBotics robotic-assisted knee replacement. They bring years of experience and training from prestigious medical institutions, ensuring that each surgery is tailored to your specific anatomical needs. We’re committed to providing comprehensive care, from initial consultation to postoperative rehabilitation, ensuring a smooth recovery and the best possible outcome for you.

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OMNIBotics robotic-assisted total knee replacement

In the realm of advanced surgical techniques, the OMNIBotics™ robotic-assisted total knee replacement stands out. This innovative approach combines computer and robotics technology to enhance the precision of implant placement and fit, tailored to your knee’s specific anatomy.

The OMNIBotics technology

OMNIBotics technology integrates patented Bone Morphing™ to create a 3D model of your knee, allowing the surgeon to plan the implant alignment and fit accurately before making any bone cuts. The robotic-assisted cutting guide, akin to a GPS system for surgery, enables precise bone preparation and implant placement. This meticulous approach ensures the implant functions optimally, enhancing the mobility, functionality, and longevity of your new knee.

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What are the benefits of a total knee replacement with OMNIBotics?

With OMNIBotics, you can expect a quicker recovery, less postoperative pain, and no need for preoperative MRI or CAT scans, reducing both costs and potential radiation exposure. The precision of OMNIBotics results in a knee replacement that feels more natural and is designed to last longer, providing you with a higher quality of life.

Total Knee Replacement FAQ

How long does a total knee replacement last?

Modern knee replacements typically last 15-20 years, depending on factors like activity level and prosthesis type.

What can I expect during recovery from a total knee replacement?

Recovery involves initial swelling and discomfort, managed with medication. Physical therapy starts soon after surgery to regain mobility and strength. Full recovery can take several months.

What are the risks associated with total knee replacement?

As with any major surgery, risks include infection, blood clots, nerve damage, and implant failure, but these are relatively rare with modern surgical techniques.

Will I be able to return to normal activities after surgery?

Most patients return to daily activities, including walking and driving, within weeks. High-impact activities are restricted.

How do I know if I need a total knee replacement?

A thorough evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon, including physical examination and imaging tests, will determine if you are a candidate for TKR.

Benefits of OMNIBotics

With OMNIBotics, you can expect a quicker recovery, less postoperative pain, and no need for preoperative MRI or CAT scans, reducing both costs and potential radiation exposure. The precision of OMNIBotics results in a knee replacement that feels more natural and is designed to last longer, providing you with a higher quality of life.

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