Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement

Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement

Are you a canidate?

If you have an arthric knee and have failed conservative treatment such as therapy, injections, medications, bracing and limiting certain activities then you are a canidate for this procedure. 

Potential benifits of robotic technology

This new technology has allowed surgeons to perform the procedure with the most highest degeree of accuracy. This translates into better outcomes, faster recovery and less pain. Most knee replacements historically can last 10-20 years. With robotic technology and increased accuracy of the procedure this can potentially increase longevity of the knee replacement.

How is it done?

First, the patient will get a CT scan of the operative leg to map out all the precise measurements, angles and cuts. In surgery the robot assists in making these precise cuts. The surgeon still performs the procedure with the assistance of the robotic technology. Most patients can go home the same day.

Who performs robotic knee replaements and how do I schedule an appointment?

Dr. Thomas Kovack performs robotic knee replacements in Columbus, Ohio. You can schedule an appointment with him by calling 614-943-4196. 

 

 

Author
Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO Thomas Joseph Kovack, DO, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon who specializes in shoulder, elbow, and knee surgery. He provides services to people living in Columbus, Ohio, at Hand and Microsurgery Associates and Columbus Shoulder Doc. Dr. Kovack not only provides established surgical procedures for common shoulder, elbow, and knee problems, but is one of the few orthopedic surgeons offering the latest advanced techniques such as total shoulder resurfacing, arthroscopic biologic shoulder replacement, biologic patches for arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, and robotic-assisted knee replacement. Dr. Kovack completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Pittsburgh before attending the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences in Kansas City, Missouri. After graduating with his medical degree, Dr. Kovack undertook an internship at Ohio University at the Doctors Hospital in Columbus and stayed to complete his residency in orthopedic surgery. Having developed a particular i

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