LEWISVILLE – Medical City Lewisville is the first in Denton County to add a new surgical platform to help patients undergoing knee replacement surgery to recover more quickly while also being exposed to less radiation. The hospital is the only in Denton County to offer minimally-invasive, robot-assisted knee replacement surgery.
The new surgical rob
ot with 3D technology allows the physician to precisely map out a surgical plan and individualize treatment based on the patient’s anatomy prior to entering the operating room.
Using X-rays t
o create 3D images of a patient’s unique knee structure and real-time information to monitor any anatomy movements during the procedure, the technology enhances the surgeon’s ability to place knee implants with a high degree of accuracy and precision.
“In procedures like knee replacements, this technology serves as a guide and allows us to map out landmarks in advance,” says Minn Saing, MD, orthopedic surgeon at Medical City Lewisville. “The navigation technology allows us to create a customized, patient-specific surgical plan, and respond in real-time to ensure the knee joint implant placement and balance are precise.”
Minimally invasive orthopedic knee surgery helps reduce tissue trauma, scarring, blood loss and the incision size. Patients often recover quicker and with less pain, returning home 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
The technology enhances patient safety through the use of X-rays, which involves less exposure to radiation and improved efficiency for less time in the operating room. Reducing cumulative radiation dose, the sum total of radiation received by a patient over time, is part of Medical City Healthcare’s Radiation Right program.