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The CORI Surgical System is a robotic-assisted platform for orthopedic surgeries, improving precision and customization in joint replacements. It enables smaller incisions, reduced tissue damage, and faster recovery times for patients.
The CORI system is used for both partial and total knee replacement, which are distinctly different procedures. Here's a bit more information on how the CORI system is used in these surgeries:
Partial knee replacement
In partial knee replacement, your supporting tissue and ligaments that help stabilize your knee are spared and only the damaged portion of the knee is replaced. This means that healthy cartilage and bone remain intact to help your knee joint move smoothly with the prosthetic implant. Patients with osteoarthritis in only one area of their knee may be candidates for partial knee replacement.
Patients who undergo partial knee replacement often report a 'more normal' feeling knee, less pain and quicker rehabilitation3.
Robotics-assisted planning and partial knee surgical procedure Using the CORI system, your surgeon creates a 3D representation of the unique shapes and profiles of your knee without the need of a pre-operative CT scan.
Using all of this information your surgeon can then determine the correct size and position of the implant. Implant size and position is critical to knee alignment and stability.
Next, your surgeon uses robotic assistance of CORI to physically remove only the damaged bone, preparing the site for the prosthesis, before placing and adjusting your partial knee implant.
In total knee replacement, the entire knee joint is replaced with a prosthetic implant designed to replicate the shape, motion and stability of your natural knee joint. Total knee replacement is one of the most common procedures performed in all of medicine, with over 600,000 performed in the U.S. every year. Ninety percent of people who receive a total knee replacement experience a dramatic decrease in knee pain, and an improvement in their ability to perform daily activities.
Robotics-assisted planning, and total knee surgery guidance
Just as in the partial knee procedure described above, your surgeon creates a 3D representation of the unique anatomy of your knee without the need of a pre-operative CT scan.
Robotic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach that utilizes robotic systems to assist surgeons in performing procedures with enhanced precision, control, and visualization. The robotic system consists of a surgeon console, robotic arms, and specialized instruments.
During robotic surgery, the surgeon sits at the console and operates robotic arms that hold and manipulate surgical instruments. The surgeon's movements are translated into precise movements of the robotic arms, providing greater dexterity and range of motion compared to traditional laparoscopic surgery.
Robotic surgery offers several advantages, including:
Robotic surgery is used in various surgical specialties, including urology, gynaecology, general surgery, thoracic surgery, and colorectal surgery. Common procedures include prostatectomy, hysterectomy, hernia repair, and lung lobectomy.
Robotic surgery has a proven safety record and is considered safe when performed by experienced surgeons. Like any surgical procedure, there are risks involved, but the benefits of reduced pain, faster recovery, and improved outcomes often outweigh the potential risks.
Recovery time varies depending on the procedure and the patient. In general, robotic surgery offers faster recovery compared to traditional open surgery. Patients may experience shorter hospital stays, reduced pain, and quicker return to normal activities.
Robotic surgery is generally covered by insurance, but coverage may vary depending on your specific insurance plan. It's advisable to check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage for robotic surgical procedures.
Not all patients are suitable candidates for robotic surgery. The decision to undergo robotic surgery depends on several factors, including the patient's overall health, the complexity of the procedure, and the surgeon's expertise. A consultation with a surgeon can help determine if robotic surgery is appropriate for you.
Surgeons require specialized training to perform robotic surgery. They undergo specific certification and training programs to gain proficiency in operating the robotic systems. It's important to choose a surgeon who is experienced and trained in robotic surgery for optimal outcomes.
Robotic surgery has limitations, including the need for specialized equipment and infrastructure, longer setup time, and increased costs compared to traditional surgery. Additionally, not all procedures may be suitable for robotic surgery, and some complex cases may still require open surgery.