Osteoarthritis affects more than 27 million adults, causing chronic pain and disability and limiting your capability to do the things you enjoy. For some active adults, this means giving up or cutting back on sports activities due to aches, pains and limited motion. And for others, just walking up the stairs is difficult.
Joint replacement surgery has traditionally been reserved for older patients. Treatment for active adults has usually focused on pain management and prevention of further deterioration, using medication, therapy and other non-surgical methods.
New robotic knee surgery technology now offers effective, surgical intervention earlier for younger patients – turning back time for your injured joint, without a total joint replacement.
A partial knee replacement removes damaged joint matter in the knee and replaces it with synthetic material which is shaped and sized to fit each patient’s unique anatomy.
Now, partial knee replacement using a new handheld, robotic surgery system allows for greater precision, more refined bone resurfacing and better protection for the healthy part of a patient’s knee during surgery. This means a smoother recovery and a quicker return to normal activities, and a more functional, strong and durable joint, long-term.
Robotic knee surgery overcomes some of the traditional challenges to partial knee replacement such as proper alignment of the synthetic joint and existing, healthy tissue – bone, cartilage and ligaments – for a natural feeling joint that moves smoothly.
Jennersville Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the country to adopt this new technology.
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West Grove, PA 19390