At Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, we offer multiple options when it comes to knee and hip joint replacement. As leaders in orthopedic surgery, we’re always looking for ways to improve our treatments with the latest technological advancements. One of the unique specialties we offer is the use of robot-assisted surgery for knee and hip replacements.
Robot-assisted surgery refers to the usage of technology to enhance the accuracy and placement of the prosthetic in the joint. Throughout the process, your provider is in control of the technology. However, the “robotics” helps guide them throughout the entire procedure.
At this time, robotic-assisted joint replacements are exclusively used for the knees and hips. However, as this technology grows and becomes more mainstream, KCOA plans to offer additional robotics-assisted procedures in the future.
Are There Pros and Cons to Robot-Assisted Surgery?
Robotic-assisted technology offers numerous benefits. In addition to improving the accuracy of the prosthetic’s placement, it also decreases bone loss and ensures an optimal fit. This technology allows our staff to provide what we believe is the best care, maximizing long-term results.
The use of robotic-assisted technology, in some instances, requires a pre-surgical CT scan to aid in mapping the placement of the new joint. This is the only additional cost associated with robotic-assisted joint replacement versus traditional methodologies. We do understand that this has a financial impact and will be upfront in making sure patients who choose robotic-assisted joint replacement are aware of this information.
If you’re interested in utilizing robotic assistance during your procedure but have concerns about costs, your care team will work with you to develop a solution that best suits your specific needs.
Learn More about Knee Replacement Surgery!
At Kansas City Orthopedic Alliance, we’re dedicated to creating a superior patient experience for all. Whether you’re considering a knee, hip, or other joint replacement, our team will work with you to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Scheduling an appointment with one of our -providers allows us to find the best treatment option for your needs. Using the highest quality technology, we can pinpoint the exact underlying issue causing your joint pain or discomfort.
For a thorough evaluation, call us at (913) 319-7600 or schedule an appointment today.