Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery
What is Robotic-arm Assisted Joint Replacement?
The Revive Joint Replacement Program uses the latest robotic technology and 3D modelling to make total knee and partial knee replacements more individualized than ever before. Through virtual imaging, our joint replacement surgeons can map out each step of the surgical process prior to the procedure, allowing for the highest level of precision and efficiency. With the ability to treat each patient’s unique needs with extreme accuracy, robotic-arm assisted joint replacement typically results in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay while promoting a better fit, stability, balance, and feel of the replaced joint.
Robotic-arm assisted technology is incredibly effective in partial knee replacement surgery. During this procedure, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to selectively target specific areas of the knee damaged by arthritis and spare areas with healthy cartilage and bone. Unlike more invasive procedures, robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement is performed through a smaller incision and spares healthy areas of the knee not affected by arthritis. Studies have shown robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual partial knee replacement procedures.
How it Works
1. Have a Plan Personalized to You
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
2. In the Operating Room
In the operating room, your surgeon will use the robotic-arm to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. This technology allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the robotic-arm guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This provides more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
3. After Surgery
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses, and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review an x-ray of your new partial knee with you.
The JointCOACH Program
Ongoing Support to Get You Moving
To ensure lasting, positive patient outcomes, The Revive Joint Replacement Program enrolls patients in its exclusive JointCOACH online portal, a dynamic digital resource that can be easily accessed on a smartphone, tablet or computer. JointCOACH assigns patients with a unique CarePath that addresses the steps needed to achieve a successful joint replacement experience. Through JointCOACH, patients will receive instant reminders and questionnaires to assess improvement in function and quality of life following surgery and answers to any questions that arise during the length of their CarePath. Providing access to their Revive orthopedic surgeon, orthopedic care coordinator, nurses, and physical therapists, JointCOACH keeps patients connected to their care team throughout the entire process. Through JointCOACH, we continue to follow up with patients for a period of 12 months to ensure they are getting the best possible outcomes after their joint replacement surgery.
Dedicated to Comfort and Safety
Preventative Patient Screening
As patient safety is our number one priority, all surgical candidates undergo Pre-Operative Admissions Testing coordinated by a registered nurse. This unique program identifies high-risk patients and unforeseen health conditions to ensure surgery and recovery go as smoothly as possible. During Pre-Operative Admissions Testing, an anesthesiologist will review all patient charts prior to surgery, in many cases meeting directly with the patient to discuss their individualized surgical plan. Through Pre-Operative Admissions Testing, surgeons and staff can better determine if a patient is safe to undergo surgery, while highlighting and addressing any possible health risks. This innovative measure prevents same day surgery cancellations, optimizes patients for surgery and leads to the highest level of patient outcomes.
Joint Replacement Education Class
To better prepare patients for surgery, the Revive Joint Replacement Program hosts a pre-operative education class where they will learn what to expect before and after surgery. Here, patients and a designated friend or family member, also known as the patient’s “Coach,” will receive guidance and education that covers the entire surgical and recovery process. Bilingual classes are also available for Spanish speakers.
Ongoing Care for Better Outcomes
Proactive Pain Management
The Revive Joint Replacement Program team uses innovative techniques before, during and after surgery to anticipate and manage pain, often before it occurs. Partial and total knee replacement candidates also have access to robotic-arm assisted surgery, which is less invasive and typically results in minimized pain. To ensure the swiftest and most comfortable recovery possible, we incorporate multimodality pain management, which includes non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as cold therapy, stretching exercises, walking, distraction guided imagery and breathing techniques.
Our team of highly trained orthopedic physical therapists get patients walking the same day as their surgery. Therapists meet with patients regularly to track and monitor their increased mobility on the Revive Joint Replacement Program's "Journey Board." Upon discharge, patients have the option of continuing outpatient rehabilitation at Casa Colina’s Pomona or Azusa locations. Patients may also receive direction on next steps from their insurance provider.