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precision. This is the key to a more natural-feeling joint after
surgery.
Within UPMC Pinnacle, robotic-arm assisted surgery for total
knee and total hip replacement is also performed at UPMC Lititz
and UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. Robotic total hip is performed at
UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg.

In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after
surgery, drive a car within two weeks, and return to normal
daily activities shortly afterward. The entire health care team will
work with you to set goals to get you back to daily life including
activities such as walking, biking, swimming, and golfing.

Don't Live with Hip and Knee Pain
How Robotic-arm Assisted Joint Replacement
Surgery Is Performed
Before surgery, a CT scan of your knee is taken and turned into
a three-dimensional virtual model. The CT model is loaded into
the robotic-arm assisted system software and allows your surgeon to
create a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.

If knee or hip pain is keeping you up at night or making
it difficult for you to walk up or down stairs or participate in
other activities you enjoy, see if joint replacement surgery is right
for you. To learn more about robotic-arm assisted surgery, visit
UPMCPinnacle.com/OrthoRobotics.

During surgery, the doctor guides the robotic-arm in preparing
the bone for implant. This technology helps prevent going outside
of the boundaries defined by the CT model, protecting the soft
tissue of the ligaments around the knee. This provides more
accurate placement and alignment of the implant. This in turn
results in more natural knee motion following surgery.
Robotic-arm assisted partial knee and total knee surgery can be
performed as either an inpatient or outpatient surgery, depending
on what your orthopaedic surgeon determines is right for you.
Inpatient hospital stays average anywhere from one to two days;
outpatients return home the same day.
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