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A Few Advantages of a Robotic Procedure

It’s important that a doctor is very careful in any procedure, especially the knee area where it’s very sensitive. Having a good orthopedic surgeon in the Fox Valley can help make this process run smoothly. They can get some good assistance through a robotic procedure. It’ll help to ensure a more accurate surgery for long-term benefits. Here are some of the advantages of Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery.

What Is Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery?

Before any surgery is done, it’s good to know the ins and outs. With this type of surgery, it starts with a specialist creating a patient-specific 3D plan that uses a CT scan to guide the treatment. This is a better decision to make because it caters to the individual. The patient’s anatomy and ligament balance are all accounted for in deciding what’s the best option to take for a procedure. The robotic arm can help aid the specialist by allowing them to move in a more predetermined setting. This is a sound manner of not only creating a more efficient treatment, but it’s less invasive. The patient will be able to relax and go through the procedure in a peaceful manner, and it helps the patient get the most quality treatment possible. Additionally, it’s more accurate.

Better Accuracy with This Treatment

In a regular surgery, it takes a very skilled person to make the right incisions or to do things internally on a patient. The good thing about this robotic approach is much better visibility. There’s a camera available to see the smallest detail. Also, the robotic arm is able to move in a more flexible manner to get into tighter spots where a level of caution is needed to ensure the safety of the patient. As a result, the patient can relax due to the better treatment. They’ll be fine when a specialist actually goes near the tissues and muscles to remove certain things that might be affecting the body’s performance. This approach also makes for less infection and blood loss. As a result, the rehabilitation process will be a bit smoother.

Better Recovery for the Patient 

This is a treatment that’s less invasive, which makes it more comfortable for the patient. They will be more susceptible to going through with the treatment as a whole, because there’s less scarring. This way, it’ll be easier to heal from everything in a speedier manner. In fact, patients can expect to go home a day or two after their treatment. However, there’s a case where the person may have to get a more extensive form of surgery. The robotic approach will still be faster and more accurate if it comes to staying at a facility. This procedure allows physicians to perform at a high level, and it doesn’t sacrifice the safety of the patient.

Learn More

To learn more and to find out if robotic surgery is right for you, get started by requesting a consultation with one of the OSI orthopedic physicians utilizing Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted technology: Dr. David Eggert, Dr. Padraic Obma, or Dr. Kenneth Schaufelberger. Please call 920.560.1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s first provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

OSI has outreach clinics in De Pere (inside the NOVO Health Clinic), New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location in Oshkosh (inside the NOVO Health Clinic).