FEATURED SURGERY: Robotic-arm Assisted Technology in Total Knee Replacement

    Adam M. Freedhand, MD, from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, performs a primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA) with robotic-arm assisted technology in a procedure broadcast to attendees at the 6th Annual ICJR South/RLO Hip & Knee Course last spring.

    Dr. Freedhand’s patient is an 80-year-old male who has traveled from the Middle East to Texas to undergo a TKA. He has failed all standard non-operative treatment for knee osteoarthritis, including injections, medications, and physical therapy, and is now a candidate for TKA.

    Click the image above to watch the procedure, during which Dr. Freedhand demonstrates how he fine-tunes the preoperative plan for component size and positioning with robotic assistance.


    Dr. Freedhand has disclosed that he is a consultant for Corin USA and Stryker and that he has stock options in Mako Surgical.