Robotic Joint Replacement Specialist

Ian C. Weber, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon serving Westminster, Broomfield, Northglenn, Thorton, Denver, CO, and the surrounding areas

Robotic joint replacement offers the highest level of precision, which is why experienced orthopaedic surgeon Ian C. Weber, MD, uses the ROSA® Knee System from Zimmer Biomet for total joint replacement surgery. At his offices in Wheatridge and Westminster, Colorado, Dr. Weber offers personalized consultations to help you decide whether robotic joint replacement is the best solution for your joint problems. Call either office or click the online appointment request now.

Robotic Joint Replacement Q & A

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What is robotic joint replacement?

Robotic joint replacement is a minimally invasive surgical approach in which Dr. Weber uses a robotic surgical assistant, the ROSA Knee System. 

This system enables Dr. Weber to position your implants with maximum precision, according to your individual knee anatomy. Dr. Weber performs the surgery himself — the robot assistant simply enables him to get the very best results. 

What does robotic joint replacement involve?

Before robotic joint replacement, a series of X-rays produce highly detailed 3D images of your knee. Dr. Weber uses these images to map out a treatment plan specific to your knee joint anatomy.

During surgery, Dr. Weber follows his own pre-planned surgery guide as he manipulates robotic hands to perform your joint replacement. 

The ROSA system includes a small camera and optical trackers on your leg. These components generate continual updates and real-time data. When combined with the surgical guide, this data helps Dr. Weber make the most precise bone resections and the most accurate soft tissue movements.

The continual updates also help Dr. Weber make adjustments and compensate for even the most fractional leg or knee movements as he places your new implant. 

By using this highly detailed system, Dr. Weber can achieve a level of precision previously unheard of for knee replacements. The higher the precision when placing the implant, the better fit you'll get — and that translates into optimal long-term outcomes. 

What are the advantages of robotic joint replacement?

As a minimally invasive surgery, the incisions in robotic joint replacement are significantly smaller than with open surgery. Reduced incision size means less bleeding, less scarring, and less tissue trauma during surgery. 

With robotic surgery, you'll generally have far less pain than you would with traditional joint replacement. Dr. Weber also uses multimodal pain control, a special combination of powerful analgesics, to minimize your pain and help you stay comfortable as you recover from robotic joint replacement surgery. 

Thanks to the superior implant placement precision, you could have a reduced risk of complications, such as implant shifting or loosening, later down the road. 

Robotic joint replacement is the most advanced, state-of-the-art method for total joint replacement available today. Want to find out whether it's right for you? Call Ian C. Weber, MD, or use online request form to set up your consultation now.