Robotic hip replacements are artificial joints that replace the ball and socket of the natural hip joint. In other words, they replace the ball and socket joint itself. The basic components of the device are made out of metal which may help with some comfort issues and stability while the patient walks or uses their hips in other ways during daily activities. It has many advantages, which are discussed below:
- Improved control of movement
Robotic hip replacement allows you to control your body movements while walking or running, which can be useful when participating in sports such as football or rugby. Many athletes use robotic joint replacements because they feel more confident and able to perform their best when using one rather than conventional joints that a surgeon in an operating theater has replaced.
- Improved accuracy
The robotic system has improved accuracy, which means it can replace the ball and socket joint with less risk of injury to your bones or nerves. In comparison, traditional open surgeries require more precision and skill, which can be difficult for some patients to perform well.
- Easier recovery
With traditional surgeries, you must be careful about your activities after surgery. You might re-injure yourself if you do too much too soon or hurt yourself because of the discomfort associated with having pins in your body for several weeks after surgery which happens with most patients. However, with modern robotic hip replacement surgeries, there are no limitations on how much weight you can put on your leg while recovering from anesthesia.
- Less pain
Robotic implants also tend to be more comfortable than their traditional counterparts because they move with the body’s natural movements, so there is less stress on the surrounding tissue and nerves. This means that patients have less pain after the operation and recover more quickly than those who have not undergone the procedure.
- Prevention of infection
Infection rates for people who have traditional implants are about 30% higher than those who have a robotic one, according to research from Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA (USA). Bacteria can grow on traditional implants’ surfaces and cause an osteomyelitis bone infection. The bacteria can spread through your bloodstream and infect other parts of your body, such as your lungs or brain – causing long-term problems.
- Customized implant sizing and positioning
Using a robotic system allows for customized implant sizing and positioning, which can be extremely helpful to athletes who have had previous surgeries or are at risk of developing arthritis in their hips. This allows for more precise implant placement and will reduce the likelihood of pain and discomfort.
- More precise alignment
Using a robotic system allows for more precise alignment of the implants within the bone, making them less likely to tear during surgery or in their early days after surgery. In addition, using a robotic system means that the surgeon has more control over where the implant is placed in the bone. This can help prevent dislocation or malpositioning issues after surgery, which can lead to further complications down the line.
- Improved blood flow.
The robotic system allows surgeons to control how much blood flows through the implants far more precisely than other types of hips. This means fewer complications related to blood flow around the implants during healing time after surgery, such as thrombosis.
- No loss of range of motion or strength
Robotic hip replacement provides the same range of motion as natural hips do. This means that patients who have had their natural hips replaced with prosthetic ones still retain full use of their legs, hips, and shoulders because they are now fitted with an artificial joint instead of a natural one. In addition to this, patients who have had robotic hips implanted will continue to have full use of their arms and hands because they are fitted with an artificial hand or arm instead of a natural one.
- Long-term durability
The biggest advantage of robotic hip replacement is that it is designed to last a lifetime, meaning the prosthetic joint will not deteriorate over time and must be replaced with a new one. This is especially important for people who have had multiple surgeries in their lifetime, as this can lead to further damage and weakening of the bone around the implanted device. By using a long-medically approved prosthetic hip, these patients can rest assured that they will not need another surgery anytime soon.
We have discovered that robotic hip replacement can provide patients with an alternative to their traditional artificial hip replacements. It is intended for those who need a hip replacement or resurfacing but are still determined to keep active within a physical environment. This report aims to overview its functioning and applications and why it remains the most appealing choice for many patients. I have observed that technology has advanced substantially over the past ten years. Surgeons are more willing now than ever to try something new that can make their jobs easier and make results more successful.