September 27, 2018



by Kundayi Zengeya

The main advantages of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery over conventional orthopedic techniques are; improved accuracy and precision in the preparation of bone surfaces, more reliable and reproducible outcomes, and greater spatial accuracy. Orthopedic surgery is ideally suited for the application of robotic systems. The ability to isolate and rigidly fix bones in known positions allows robotic devices to be securely fixed to the bone. As such, the bone is treated as a fixed object, simplifying the computer control of the robotic system. Commercially available robotic systems can be categorized as either passive or active devices, or can be categorized as positioning or milling/cutting devices. Applications of robot-assisted orthopedic surgery include total hip and knee replacement, tunnel placement for reconstruction of knee ligaments, and trauma and spinal procedures.


Robotic Hip Surgery

Hip impingement, torn labrium and osteoarthritis or arthritis are the most possible causes of hip pain. The various surgeries performed to remove the hip pain are total hip replacement, arthroscopic hip surgery and hip resurfacing surgery. robotic surgery is the most modern and are employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and blood loss. Ultimately, the patient can have a shorter hospital stay. The two surgical procedures that are specially designed to repair the damaged parts or portions of the hip-joint are arthroscopic hip surgery and total hip replacement surgery.
Total Hip Replacement Surgery
The hip replacement procedure, is performed using a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system. Its main advantage is that no muscles are cut in exposure or preparation of the hip-joint. It can be a treatment option for people suffering with either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease, and is designed to assist surgeons in attaining a new level of reproducible surgical precision in hip surgery. The operation is performed by initially preparing the femur(thigh bone), and remove just the amount of bone required for the tight placement of the implant in the bone. The implants are exceedingly resilient and last lifelong.


Direct Anterior Muscle-sparing Hip Arthroplasty

It allows the surgeon to reach the hip-joint from the front of the hip as opposed to the lateral (side) or the posterior (back) approach. This way, the hip can be replaced without detaching the muscle from the pelvis or femur during surgery. The most important muscles for hip function, are left undisturbed and, therefore, do not require a healing process.
Robotic Hip Arthroscopy

It is the most modern surgery and employed through small “minimally invasive” incisions, which result in less scarring, and less blood loss. It aims to remove the debris from the hip-joint.


Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Robotic knee replacement surgery can perform either total knee replacement or partial knee replacement. In this surgery, the damaged portion of the knee is resurfaced, without touching the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The implant is then fitted in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly.
There surely is an unending list of orthopaedic surgery options available. Consult specialists for the best treatment for your particular condition and get the best treatment from the best doctors worldwide. Get at minimum of at least three quotations from professional orthopaedics through MedTours Africa. You will also be assisted with visa applications, flight and accommodation bookings, all completed in a short space of time, resulting in less strain and hassles for you. Begin your journey today to better bone health.

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