SURGICAL PEARLS: Lessons Learned from Adopting Robotics in TKA

    Although still in its infancy, robotics is the future of total knee arthroplasty (TKA), Preetesh Patel, MD, said at last year’s Emerging Technologies in Joint Replacement course.

    Before trying robotics, Dr. Patel, from Cleveland Clinic Florida, had concluded that TKA was too subjective and that there had to be a way to make it more predictable, with fewer outliers and more satisfied patients. He found it with robotics, which he did not adopt lightly: Having had issues with some other technologies, he is very careful in adopting new technology.

    Click the image above to watch Dr. Patel’s presentation and find out what he has learned from the use of robotics in his practice.

    For more on technology and TKA, join us for ICJR Insights: Advances in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty, a virtual CME series that began on September 23 and continues through October 7. Click here to register.

    Disclosures: Dr. Patel has disclosed that he is a consultant for Stryker.