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Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery: Is it Right for You?

There are a number of warning signs to indicate you’re a candidate for robotic joint replacement. From chronic pain, to an impacted quality of life, ineffective treatment methods and an increasing risk of injury, knowing when to seek the help of a professional is critical. Failing to seek the help of a professional can allow the issue to persist, causing even greeter pain and discomfort. This article highlights the symptoms that help to identify if robotic joint replacement surgery is right for you.

Chronic Pain

If you have been suffering from chronic muscle pain, other types of treatments will likely be ineffective. This is due to the fact that most topical treatments and medications are only designed to treat the pain it causes. Meaning, patients that suffer from constant discomfort should consider a corrective surgery to identify and resolve the cause of the issue. This method is ideal for those who suffer from chronic pain as it will be able to correct the damage with minimal interference to the surrounding muscle. This helps to ensure that the surgery is successful, and the source of the pain is finally resolved.

Impacted Quality of Life

Another indication that you may be a candidate for the procedure is if you are experiencing a declining quality of life. Unlike other types of methods that only treat the symptoms of the damage, the procedure will be able to identify and correct it. Further, this procedure is able to be completed faster and with a less rigorous recover period. This means the patient will be able to return to their life faster and will less pain. For this reason, an increasing number of patients are turning towards the method to reduce the disturbance on their life.

Reduces the Risk of Injury

For those who experience muscle pain, the risk of experiencing an injury can increase. If you currently avoid particular activities or tasks due to the pain, it may be an indication that you are a candidate for the procedure. Not only will the procedure reduce the impact that an injury has on the muscle, but it will minimize the chances of an accident following the surgery. This is due to the fact that the procedure is less invasive and requires a shorter recovery time. In turn, this allows the patients the ability to participate in activities that would have previously impacted the muscle.

Next Steps

Click here to learn more about Robotic Surgery for Hip and Knee Replacement. Then schedule a consultation with one of the OSI physicians using the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery platform.

Please call 920-560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s first provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

OSI has outreach clinics in De Pere (inside the NOVO Health Clinic), New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location in Oshkosh (inside the NOVO Health Clinic).