About Our Robotics Program
Osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that inflames and damages your knee bones and soft tissues. Severe hip or knee osteoarthritis may cause pain that makes it difficult for you to walk or even stand. Your quality of life decreases as it becomes difficult to perform normal everyday movements and activities.
Robotic surgery begins with advanced imaging before surgery to obtain virtual 3-dimensional imaging of your unique hip or knee, to create an individualized pre-operative plan. In the operating room, this information allows the surgeon to guide the specialized robotic arm to make ultra-precise, predefined cuts on the diseased bone, eliminating the osteoarthritis. This allows for accurate placement of implants and choosing the implant that fits your hip or knee like a hand in glove.
HOW IS ROBOTIC Joint REPLACEMENT PERFORMED?
Your Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine robotic joint replacement expert:
- Carefully makes a minimally invasive incision to the hip or knee
- Gently retracts muscles and soft tissues
- Makes precise bone cuts using software produced 3-D hip or knee model and a robotic arm that knows exactly where to make the cuts. This allows for accurate placement of the implant.
WHAT ROBOTIC PLATFORMS DO YOU USE?
Dr. John is the only surgeon in the area trained in advanced robotic surgery using systems from both Zimmer and Stryker.
IS ROBOTIC PARTIAL Joint RIGHT FOR ME?
- Outpatient procedure
- Smaller incision
- Quicker recovery
- Higher functionality than total joint replacement
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
- Your symptoms decrease quickly after your procedure and continue to improve as you regain strength, flexibility, and function.
- Potentially smaller incisions
- Reduce outliers in mal-positioned implants
- Potentially increase the longevity of the implants
Dr. Thomas John is the only adult reconstructive fellowship trained surgeon in the area that performs Robotic Surgery for total hip and knee replacement as well as partial knee replacement using two state-of-the-art robotic platforms. Dr. John performs this procedure at Hackensack University Medical Center and HUMC Pascack Valley Hospital.
WHY CHOOSE ACTIVE ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE?
Robotic hip and knee replacement is a new surgical procedure that only a small number of orthopedic specialists perform. Our joint replacement expert at Active Orthopedic & Sports Medicine is a robotic hip and knee replacement experts.
If you are considering a hip or knee replacement, please contact us. We have conveniently located offices in Hackensack, Montclair, Emerson & Elmwood Park.
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