In modern pioneering medicine, digitisation is advancing rapidly. This is also true in joint replacement surgery, e.g. of a knee. With innovative robot systems – such as OMNIBotics®, by the medical technology firm Corin – a new level of precision can be achieved during joint replacement surgery.
This new high-tech assistant in the operating room has already been used over 30,000 times around the world, with impressive results. For knee replacement surgery, Prof. Dr. Werzinger has been operating using Corin’s OMNIBotics® system since March 2021 – he was the first person in southern Germany to buy the system.
With the robot system, a model is created by a computer in real time during the operation using low-radiation infrared sensors; it is a 1:1 representation of the patient’s knee and leg axis.
One novelty is that it lets the operator constantly re-check the movement range of the knee joint to ensure correct tendon tension. And in case you’re wondering: the fear of many patients that the robot carries out the surgery by itself is unfounded. The doctor always remains in charge of the operation.
OMNIBotics® is “just” a robot assistant system – but it represents a quantum leap in its field in medical technology. Precision one can feel. The technical effort is greater than with a “normal prosthesis”.
But an experienced team needs just 15 minutes longer than for a usual knee replacement surgery.
Prof. Dr. Werzinger: “We can adjust the artificial joint even better to the anatomy of the individual patient.
This means better mobility, less foreign body feeling, and faster healing. And most patients feel less pain. They usually can attend out-patient rehabilitation and frequently resume work more quickly than with operations relying on common technology. The rate of complications can also be reduced.
If you have knee pain and/or are interested in the new surgical technique, then book an appointment today for a preliminary consultation or an examination by Prof. Dr. Werzinger.