If you need a knee or hip replacement procedure to treat arthritis, injury, or another condition, our orthopedic surgeons at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital and Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center have access to advanced robotic-assisted technology. Using this technology can improve your post-surgical recovery, function and quality of life.
Robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery involves using robotic technology to assist in the removal and replacement of your damaged joint. The surgery is similar to traditional joint replacement surgery, but instead of using manual measurement and placement techniques, orthopedic surgeons use the robotic joint replacement system to take measurements, plan the surgery and guide artificial joint placement for more precise alignment and natural movement.
How successful is robotic joint replacement?
Both robotic and traditional joint replacement procedures have high rates of success for carefully selected patients who follow all pre- and post-surgical recommendations. Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is recognized as a High Performing Hospital by U.S. News & World Report for delivering quality hip and knee replacement care.
Robotic-assisted joint replacement offers many benefits to you, including:
- Precise removal of damaged tissue and joint placement
- Personalized surgical planning based on your unique anatomy
- Less trauma to soft tissues, which may lead to reduced pain and a faster recovery
- Improved positioning and alignment of your artificial joint
- Reduced bleeding during surgery
- Improved stability and balance after surgery
- A more natural range of motion in the new joint
- Faster recovery times
Who is a candidate for robotic joint replacement surgery?
Robotic joint replacement may be used to treat a variety of conditions, from common to complex. Your orthopedic surgeon will perform your joint replacement procedure using the techniques and technology that best suit your unique needs.
What can I expect during my joint replacement procedure at Dartmouth Health?
Dartmouth Health’s orthopedic surgeons perform more than 2,200 primary joint replacements and revisions each year, placing them among the most experienced joint surgeons in New Hampshire, Vermont, and Maine.
When you choose us for your joint replacement procedure, you can expect high-quality, comprehensive care—starting at the time of your initial consultation and continuing through your recovery.
You can elect to have your joint replacement procedure performed at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, or at a member hospital in your own community. Robotic-assisted joint replacement technology is currently available at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital.
Our robotic-assisted joint replacement technology
Our robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery technology allows for personalized surgical planning and precise joint alignment for knee and hip replacements. Our robotic-assisted orthopedic technology includes:
- VELYS™ Robotic-Assisted Solution. The VELYS Robotic-Assisted Solution combines 3D modeling technology with real-time measurements and data gathered during surgery to help your surgeon understand your unique joint anatomy. This allows your surgeon to remove damaged bone and cartilage and place your new joint with increased accuracy.
- CORI Surgical System. The CORI Surgical System uses 3D modeling and allows your surgeon to plan and perform your joint replacement safely and accurately. This system eliminates the need for metal rods and pre-surgical CT scans or MRIs.
- NextAR Augmented Reality Surgical Platform. NextAR provides 3D planning tools and real-time data that may enhance your surgical experience. These tools and data allow your surgeon to make adjustments based on your unique anatomy and range of motion.
For more information about robotic-assisted joint replacement or to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons, contact Alice Peck Day Orthopaedics or Lebanon Orthopaedics (Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center)