Robotic orthopedic surgery makes it possible to complete certain procedures with an exceptionally high level of precision. For instance, robot-assisted technologies can help surgeons selectively target damaged cartilage and bone, in turn reducing the impact to healthy bone tissues and surrounding ligaments.
Other potential benefits of robotic orthopedic surgery include:
- More accurate pre-operative planning of implant size, placement, and alignment
- Enhanced soft tissue balancing resulting from real-time intra-operative adjustments
- Lower revision rates and less postoperative pain as compared to standard orthopedic surgery
- Improved activity scores (as self-reported by patients) after surgery and rehabilitation
At Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine, Dr. Gerald “Trey” Alexander III, M.D., practices today’s latest advances in hip and knee care, including robotic surgery. Dr. Alexander uses MakoTM robotic-arm assisted technology, which produces a 3-D model of a patient’s joint for pre-surgical planning and prevents surgical tools from moving outside of a pre-planned area during the procedure itself. This helps contribute to more accurate placement and alignment of a patient’s hip or knee implant.
Not only does Dr. Alexander have extensive clinical expertise with today’s most advanced surgical technologies, but also a high level of empathy and understanding that allows him to support his patients throughout their treatment and recovery. Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine is proud to take a family-friendly approach to orthopedic care, helping each patient evaluate their options and find the treatments that are most appropriate for their needs.
If you’re considering robotic orthopedic surgery and would like to learn more about Dr. Alexander’s approach, contact Florida Medical Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Spine to schedule a consultation.
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