Joint replacement surgeries greatly improve mobility and quality of life. And with advancements in surgical tools and techniques, surgeons can get better results. Ben Albert, MD, is a skilled orthopedic surgeon at Scottsdale Hip and Knee who performs robotic joint replacements for hips and knees. This innovative surgical tool allows Dr. Albert to perform minimally invasive joint replacement more accurately and precisely. To learn more about robotic joint replacement, call the office in Scottsdale, Arizona, or schedule an appointment online today.
Robotic joint replacement is an advanced surgical technique that combines robotic technology with minimally invasive surgery.
With robotic joint replacement, Dr. Albert sits at a computer console and controls robotic arms equipped with a high-definition camera and minimally invasive tools. The camera provides magnified images of the surgical site, improving his visibility.
He uses a special handheld device that controls the robotic arms to perform the procedure. The robotic tools allow Dr. Albert to perform procedures through small incisions with greater accuracy and flexibility.
Dr. Albert performs robotic joint replacement for hip and knee replacements and revision joint replacements. He uses two types of robotic joint replacement devices, including:
Dr. Albert uses Mako SmartRobotics by Stryker for knee and hip replacement procedures, including partial knee replacement surgery. Mako uses a CT scan to create 3D images of your anatomy. These images allow Dr. Albert to see the uniqueness of your joint, helping him create a personalized surgical plan.
The Mako robotic system has technology that follows Dr. Albert’s surgical plan, allowing him to make precise surgical incisions, sparing muscle and bone.
Ultimately, with Stryker Mako robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Albert performs your joint replacement with better accuracy and precision, so your new joint implant feels and acts like your natural joint.
Dr. Albert uses the Cori Surgical System by Smith+Nephew for total knee replacement. This robotic-assisted surgical tool allows Dr. Albert to personalize your knee replacement procedure without CT imaging.
The Cori system uses smart mapping to create precise measurements of your knee's anatomy. Dr. Albert uses these measurements to determine the sizing and positioning of your implant devices, which he uses to create your personalized surgical plan.
He then uses robotic-assisted surgery to remove the damaged portions of your knee, sparing muscle and bone, and accurately fit your new implant.
Dr. Albert takes a patient-centered approach to care and determines if you’re a candidate for robotic joint replacement after a consultation. Before he recommends surgery, Dr. Albert exhausts all nonsurgical options.
He then talks to you about your joint condition and your surgical options. Though robotic joint replacement offers many benefits to you and Dr. Albert, he creates a surgical plan that provides you with the best possible outcomes.
To see if you’re a candidate for robotic joint replacement, call Scottsdale Hip and Knee or schedule an appointment online today.