Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Surgery

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    Watch Jeffrey T. Hodrick, MD, from the Southern Joint Replacement Institute, Nashville, Tennessee, perform a robotic-arm assisted total knee surgery on a 78-year-old male with progressively worsening right knee pain in a procedure broadcast live to attendees at ICJR’s inaugural Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement meeting.

    The patient has experienced symptoms for several years and has failed conservative management, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and 2 corticosteroid injections. The pain, located in his medal and lateral joint line, wakes him up at night and makes it difficult to go up and down the stairs.

    Physical examination findings indicate the knee is in varus alignment, with range of motion of 15° to 95°. The knee is ligamentously stable.

    Click the Surgery Spotlight logo above to watch the procedure, which was performed at TriStar Centennial Medical Center in Nashville.

    Originally published June 4, 2019.

    Disclosures: Dr. Hodrick has disclosed that he is a paid consult for and receives research support from Stryker.