If knee pain is slowing you down and preventing you from doing the activities you love, it may be time to consider knee replacement surgery. Whether you have arthritis, degenerative joint disease, a knee injury or lost cartilage, there’s no better time than now to get the help you need.
Joint pain can range from mildly irritating to debilitating and becomes increasingly more common with age. Many people live in pain but the good news is, joint pain can be treated or alleviated.
The CORI Surgical System is a robotics-assisted navigation technology designed to help orthopedic surgeons perform partial and total knee replacement surgery.
CORI Surgical System works in tandem with your surgeon’s guidance to achieve precise positioning of the knee implant components during surgery. Each patient has a unique anatomy. The CORI Surgical System eliminates the need to get a CT scan of your knee before surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon uses the CORI handheld robotics technology to create a customized 3D digital model of your knee. This image helps the surgeon choose the right size of the implant for you and create a detailed surgical plan. The system sends precise information about your knee to the robotics-assisted handpiece more than 300 times per second, allowing your surgeon to remove damaged surfaces, balance your joint and position the implant with accuracy.
If joint pain stops you from doing the things you love, you're not living life to the fullest. Depending on your condition, your surgeon may recommend a partial or a total knee replacement using the CORI Surgical System.
Some of the injuries and conditions that may need a total knee replacement include
Arthritis is the most common condition that causes knee pain and disability. The three types of arthritis that cause knee pain are:
Knee replacement surgery, also known as arthroplasty, is a procedure that aims to decrease or eliminate knee pain by removing damaged or diseased parts of your knee bones and replacing them with an artificial joint or implants. This procedure is conducted by an orthopedic surgeon.
Types of knee replacement available with the CORI Surgical System:
Before the procedure, you may be given general anesthesia, spinal (epidural) anesthesia or peripheral nerve blocks and antibiotics to prevent any form of infection.
The orthopedic surgeon will remove the damaged or diseased bone and cartilage from where your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) meet at your knee joint. The bone or cartilage removed will then be replaced with the implants in order to help with mobility and live a life with less pain.
Doctors may recommend knee replacement surgery to adults of any age, although it is more common in older adults. You may be referred for knee replacement surgery for patients after you have tried to get rid of pain with medication, cortisone injections, unsuccessful physical therapy or if you are suffering from any of the following:
If you and your doctor decide knee replacement surgery is the best treatment, your doctor will let you know exactly what to expect before, during and after surgery. Your team will follow up with you to help ensure that your new knee is doing well.