Robotic Surgery

With orthopedic surgery, you may have a choice between traditional or robotic surgery. In traditional surgery, surgeons make large incisions, remove the painful joint, and replace it with a synthetic joint. Robotic surgery allows surgeons to use robotic arms with smaller tools, make precise incisions and follow a surgery plan guided by technology.

Which is Better: Traditional or Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery benefits:

  • Potentially less pain
  • Faster recovery
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Less physical therapy

Traditional surgery benefits:

  • If patient is not comfortable with robotic surgery
  • If you have scar tissue around the hip or have certain health conditions, you and your surgeon may decide that traditional surgery is a better option for you.

How Do I Know if Robotic Surgery is Right for Me?

Robotic surgery may be an option for full knee replacement, partial knee replacement or hip replacement. However, just because it’s a possibility, doesn’t mean it’s right for you.

It is best to talk with a physician and surgeon that you trust about whether robotic surgery is right for you. At the Arizona Specialty Hospital, we have experienced orthopedic surgeons in the Phoenix Arizona Metro Area who can help you make a decision based on your condition and preferences.