Specifically with the knee replacement surgery, there is a tool we utilize with robotic technology that allows us to create a three dimensional map of the patient's anatomy and their knee replacement. This allows us to specifically balance the knee and perform precision cuts utilizing the robot assisted device. There are two different types of robots. One requires CT and the other does not. Both robots allow for very precise alignment as well as balance for the implant with partial knee replacement. This is very critical in we have learned that the longevity of the implant is directly tied to not overloading the other side of the joint in order to not create additional arthritis on the other side where there is none presently.
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