Robotic Cori Knee Replacement Surgery

What is Robotic Cori Knee Replacement Surgery, and how is it performed?

OrthoNeuro is proud to offer the Cori robotic Surgical System® — a type of robotic knee replacement surgery. Our specially trained surgeons use this cutting-edge technology to accurately plan, prepare, and place implants for partial knee replacement surgery and total knee replacement surgery.

This article explains what the Cori Surgical System® is and its benefits. If you are interested in learning more about robot-assisted surgery, contact the expert knee specialists at OrthoNeuro today! We have many convenient locations throughout Columbus, Ohio.

What is Robotic Knee Replacement?

Robotic knee replacement shares a similar process to traditional knee replacement surgery. The damaged tissue in the knee is removed and replaced with an artificial joint. However, in robotic knee replacement, a robotic arm or handheld device is used to assist the surgeon during the procedure.

Robotic-assisted procedures offer greater precision, leading to shorter recovery times and improved outcomes. In complex cases, robotic-assisted knee replacement provides better soft tissue balance and joint alignment.

Preparing for a robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery does not require any special considerations compared to conventional surgery.

Types of Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacements

There are several different types of robotic-assisted knee replacement technologies, including the following:

  • Cori Surgical System®
  • Stryker Mako SmartRobotics™ Surgery System
  • Depuy VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution
  • Think Surgical Systems 
  • Rosa 

All of these systems aid surgeons in creating personalized surgical plans, optimizing every step of the knee replacement procedure. While the robotic tools aim to achieve the same result, they differ in terms of planning and execution of the knee replacement

The Cori system has the advantage over others in that they do not rely on CT scans to take knee measurements, meaning you are not exposed to the potentially harmful radiation experienced with this type of imaging.

What is the Cori System?

Conventional knee replacement surgery involves using plain X-rays, rods, and cutting guides to ensure proper alignment during planning.

During robotic-assisted knee replacements using the Cori system, measurements of the knee, hip, and ankle are taken. The leg is then moved through a range of motion, allowing the system to assess the movement of the leg and knee joint. These measurements generate a 3D image specific to your knee, enabling the surgeon to create a detailed surgical plan and select the most suitable implant type and placement.

All of this takes place in the operating room, where a specialized handheld robotic cutting tool and a digital 3D model of your knee assist the surgeon in fine-tuning the procedure. The NAVIO system complements the surgeon’s expertise by guiding cuts, implant placement, and joint alignment.

Advantages of Cori Robotics Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery

Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery offers several advantages over traditional surgery:

  • Enhanced surgical planning: Depending on the chosen robotic system, specialized 3D images are obtained before or during surgery. These images aid the surgeon in accurately planning the optimal type and placement of the replacement joint, ensuring the right size and fit.
  • Greater precision: Robotic assistance enhances the expertise of orthopedic surgeons, enabling more precise planning, tissue removal, and implant placement. This can result in faster recovery times, fewer complications, and your partial knee implant is likely to last longer.

Recovery Process for Robotic Knee Replacement

Robotic joint replacement utilizes more precise incisions and facilitates optimal positioning, potentially leading to a better and faster recovery.

After your surgery, your surgeon and the rest of the care team will monitor your progress, alleviate knee pain, and outline a plan for your recovery at home. You will learn what to expect during the recovery and rehabilitation process after knee replacement surgery, including pain management.

Complications and Risks

As with any surgical procedure, NAVIO-enabled knee replacement carries inherent risks. There are some specific potential risks associated with knee replacement surgery too. These include the possibility of loosening, wear, and infection, which may require additional surgical interventions.

It is vital for patients to refrain from engaging in high-impact activities, such as running and jumping, unless explicitly advised by their surgeon, indicating that the bone has fully healed and these activities are deemed acceptable. Failure to adhere to the surgeon’s recommended limitations on activity level may result in early device failure, breakage, or loosening.

It is crucial for patients to follow their surgeon’s instructions diligently to ensure the best possible outcome and long-term success of the procedure.

There are some individuals who should not undergo robotics-assisted knee surgery. They include the following:

  • Pregnant women
  • Morbidly obese patients
  • Those with mental or neuromuscular disorders that impair knee joint control
  • Children

Find the Best Knee Replacement Option For You

Take the first step towards improved knee health and mobility today! Contact OrthoNeuro to schedule a consultation with our expert team of orthopedic specialists. Discover the benefits of the Cori Surgical System®.

Don’t let knee pain hold you back any longer—trust OrthoNeuro for exceptional care and innovative solutions. Call us now to book your appointment and embark on your journey toward a better quality of life! We have multiple locations throughout Columbus, OH for your convenience.

Medically reviewed by Mark E. Gittins, D.O., FAOAO

Knee Specialists


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