The things that make a man’s physiology different from a woman’s go all of the way down to the bone. According to a study ran by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, women are more likely to have hip fractures that are related to osteoporosis however men are more likely to die if they have the same fracture.
With the ongoing advancement of technology and innovative surgical techniques, Blue Belt Technologies, a global leader in surgical robotics, continues to design and develop robotic technologies for use in the orthopedics field, specifically orthopedic surgical procedures. The most recent launch of the NAVIO Surgical System is certainly no exception. This highly state of the art addition to the surgical robotics lineup assists surgeons in delivering effective, concise and consistent end results for all their patients. With a primary focus on partial knee replacement surgery, this unique handheld robotic bone-shaping device equipped with CT free navigation software is making its visibility in the industry and marketplace known.
The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery reports that patients who received a total knee replacement have a lower revision rate, while patients who received only unicompartmental knee surgery have a higher revision rate. Total knee replacement surgeries are now being performed by orthopedic surgeons with the help of robotic-assisted techniques. According to the JBJS, surgery performed with robotic assistance, “has been proposed as a method of improving the accuracy of component implantation in arthroplasty.”
Recovering from a surgery is an important concern, whether it is a minor or a major surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon may have discussed with you how much pain you should expect, how you can manage it, and the period of time it will require for you to fully recover.