What is Robotic Knee Surgery?- Dr Kevin Leemainadmin
What is Robotic Knee Surgery?
Robotic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that uses robotic arms to assist with the precise placement of implants in the knee joint. This allows for a more precise and accurate operation than traditional open surgery, which can often leave scars on your leg or require longer recovery times.
Statistics of Robotic Knee Surgery in Singapore
Robotic knee surgery is a new procedure that has been gaining popularity in Singapore. According to the Singapore Sports Council, more than 2,000 people suffered from sports-related injuries in 2013. The most common sports that result in knee problems include football (soccer), basketball and tennis. Robotic Knee Surgery is available in Singapore at Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital (MEH).
Who Can Benefit From Robotic Knee Surgery?
Robotic knee surgery is beneficial for athletes, as it helps reduce the risk of infection and other complications due to its minimally invasive nature. It is also beneficial for those with severe arthritis or other conditions that cause pain and stiffness in their joints, as the precision of the robotic arms helps to reduce the risk of damage to surrounding tissue.
Diagnosis of Robotic Knee Surgery
To determine if you are a good candidate for robotic knee surgery, your doctor will perform a physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays and MRI scans.
The goal of robotic knee surgery is to relieve pain caused by arthritis or injury in the joint. It can also improve mobility by reducing stiffness, improving flexibility and strengthening muscles around the knee joint.
Treatment Options for Robotic Knee Surgery
The treatment options for robotic knee surgery in Singapore include:
- Robotic-assisted partial knee replacement
- Total knee replacement
- and arthroscopy.
Recovery After Robotic Knee Surgery
After surgery, you will be advised to rest the affected muscle and take painkillers as needed. You may also need to use crutches or a walker for support while walking until your knee is fully healed. If you are having trouble getting around consider physical therapy to help improve mobility and prevent stiffness in your joints.
Dr Kevin Lee is an orthopaedic surgeon in Singapore specializing in treating sports injuries of the lower limb, Hip & Knee Surgeries, Arthroscopic Surgery, and Cartilage Repair.
Let Dr Lee answer your questions regarding your knee injuries today. Contact us at +65 6737 0558 .