Are you living with knee pain as a result of osteoarthritis?
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen now has advanced robotic
technology to facilitate partial knee replacement surgery.
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of knee arthritis.
It is usually a slow, progressive, degenerative disease in which
the knee joint gradually wears away. It most often affects
middle-aged and older people.
Texas Health Allen's advanced surgical robotic system allows
orthopedic surgeons on the medical staff to perform partial knee
replacements, an innovative option for people with early to
mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. Surgeons use the robotic
system to remove the diseased portion and resurface the knee
joint, sparing the patient's healthy bone and surrounding tissue.
For patients, this means less likelihood of infection, less pain
after surgery, fewer complications, shorter hospital stays, and
The new robotic technology has a system that enables the
orthopedic surgeon to pre-plan procedures and map them in three
dimensions, based on the patient's individual anatomy. Using small
incisions in the skin, a robotic arm guides the orthopedic surgeon
during the procedure so that only the diseased portion of the knee
is removed, sparing healthy bone and tissue. Procedures utilizing
the robot are minimally invasive.
The robotic surgical system can:
- Enable surgeons to precisely resurface the arthritic portion
of the knee and preserve healthy tissue and bone
- Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more
natural-feeling knee following surgery
- Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay
when compared to traditional knee replacement surgery
- Be performed on an outpatient basis in some cases
- Promote rapid relief from pain and ease the return to daily
Although the best treatment for each patient must be
determined individually after an evaluation by an orthopedic
surgeon, ideal candidates share the following characteristics:
- Knee pain with activity, usually in the inner knee, under the
kneecap, or less commonly, on the outer knee
- Start-up knee pain or stiffness when initiating activities
from a sitting position
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or
non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
For more information about robotic surgery at Texas Health Allen,
call 1-877-THR-WELL (1-877-847-9355).
Doctors on the medical staff at Texas Health Allen practice
independently and are not employees or agents of the