Skagit Northwest Orthopedic

Robotic Joint Replacement with the CORI® Surgical System

CORI Surgical SystemProliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedics offers Partial and Total knee replacement using Robotic-assisted surgical methods. Proliance Skagit Northwest Orthopedic Surgeons was one of the first orthopedic groups in the Puget Sound Region to adopt robotics and has extensive experience with the technology since 2016.

Robotic-assisted surgery can be used for both Partial and Total knee replacements. By selectively targeting the portion of the knee that has been damaged by osteoarthritis, Partial knee replacements resurface only the arthritic areas of the knee without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it.

The Robotic-assisted, procedure is an outpatient surgery allowing many patients back on their feet in just one day.

Robotic-assisted knee replacement is an innovative treatment option for adults living with osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee. The Robotic- assisted guidance allows for consistently reproducible precision in performing Partial and Total knee resurfacing.

During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again. Robotic-assisted Partial or Total Knee resurfacing can:

  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Be performed on an outpatient basis
  • Promote a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities
  • The CORI Surgical System uses handheld robotics-assisted technology that helps your surgeon plan and
    perform your unique procedure. This robotics-assisted approach is efficient and more accurate than
    traditional knee surgery. 4-8
  • The CORI Surgical System is a hand-held, radiation-free system that provides experienced surgeons
    with enhanced surgical planning and robotics-assisted cutting tools designed to ensure optimal implant
    selection and positioning based on a patient’s unique anatomy.
  • Unlike other robotics-assisted platforms, the CORI Surgical System’s real-time planning eliminates the
    need to undergo a preoperative CT scan thereby reducing patient exposure to potential harmful
  • Can be used with both partial and total knee implants.
  • When compared to traditional UKA, Robotics-assisted UKA has a lower risk of revision.5
  • A unique plan.
  • A wide selection of implants.
  • A more natural fit compared to traditional techiques. 12,13
  • One of the most common reasons for knee pain is osteoarthritis, also known as “wear and tear” arthritis. 17
  • Osteoarthritis often requires treatment using either full or partial knee replacement surgery. Generally speaking, as osteoarthritis progresses it causes the smooth cushion between bones (cartilage) to break down. This loss of cartilage can cause your joints to become swollen, hard to move and painful. 17

While there’s no cure for osteoarthritis, there are lots of treatment options, including both surgical and
nonsurgical options you should discuss with your surgeon. These include:

  • Lifestyle changes that can include weight loss and reducing activities that are stressful on your knee
  • Physician-prescribed low-impact exercises and physical therapy
  • Medications to decrease swelling and provide temporary pain relief
  • Surgical options, such as arthroscopic surgery, and partial and total knee replacement.
  • Most often, partial knee replacement is an option for early to mid-stage knee pain and damage. With this type of knee implant your surgeon replaces the area of your knee that is damaged while keeping the supporting tissue and ligaments that help stabilize your knee.
  • Most often, a total knee replacement is an option for advanced knee pain and damage. With this type of knee implant your surgeon replaces the entire knee joint. It’s one of the most common procedures performed in all of medicine.
  • At the beginning of your surgery, your surgeon uses the CORI Surgical System to create a customized 3D digital model of your knee. This three-dimensional view helps your surgeon finalize and verify the right size implant for you and create a detailed surgical plan for how your replacement will be placed in order to optimize movement and function.
  • During the procedure, the CORI Surgical System works in conjunction with your surgeon’s skilled hands to achieve accurate positioning of the knee implant based on your unique anatomy. 7,10,11,18,20,21
  • The system sends precise information about your knee to the robotics-assisted handpiece more than 300 times per second, allowing your surgeon to remove damaged surfaces, balance your joint and position the implant with accuracy. 7,10,11,18,20,21
  • The CORI Surgical System also helps your surgeon perform the procedure as he/she planned it, giving you the combined benefits of the accuracy of robotics assistance and the skill and training of your experienced surgeon.5,6, 8, 10,11 The result is a naturally shaped knee, made from materials designed to last longer, that is positioned with an added level of accuracy to allow for a quicker, smoother recovery *,1,2

  • As an added benefit, the 3D digital model eliminates the need to get a CT scan of your knee before your surgery, which reduces your exposure to harmful radiation.

Your Proliance Surgeons Skagit Northwest Orthopedics Knee arthroplasty Surgeons preform Partial and Total knee replacements using the CORI Surgical system. The CORI robotic assisted surgery system does not require a pre-operative CT scan, unlike most other systems. Eliminating the need for a CT scan saves time, cost and radiation to the patient.

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