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Robotic Surgery Specialist

Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgeons/Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine located in Torrance, CA

Robotic surgery can give you the most reliable results from total hip replacement or knee replacement. At Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, experienced orthopaedic surgeon Shaun Chandran, MD, and his team of specialists use the cutting-edge Mako™ system to perform robotic surgery in Torrance, California. Call the office or click on the online scheduler to book your robotic surgery consultation now.

Robotic Surgery &A

What is robotic surgery?

In robotic surgery, your surgeon controls a robotic arm to skillfully perform a joint replacement or other procedure. Your surgeon plans your surgery using a CT scan-derived 3D model of your joint, and the Mako robot also uses that detailed 3D model to help guide the surgical procedure. 

With robotic surgery, your surgeon is always the one in control, but the robot acts as a high-tech assistant to help them stay within predefined boundaries as they remove bone and replace it with implants. The robot never makes a move unless directed to do so by your surgeon. 

This robotic guidance improves precision so your surgeon can preserve the maximum amount of healthy bone. Additionally, the robot helps your surgeon to ideally position the implant based on your unique anatomy.

Whenever possible, the Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery specialists use the least-invasive approach to further reduce your risk of surgical problems. For example, for total hip replacement, the surgeons often perform anterior approach robotic hip replacement, meaning they work from the front of your hip to avoid cutting muscles.

When might I need robotic surgery?

At Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, the surgeons use the Mako system for total hip replacement, total knee replacement, and partial knee replacement. 

You might need this type of surgery if conservative nonsurgical measures don't relieve persistent severe pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, hip dysplasia, or another joint disease. 

In some cases, another type of surgery may relieve your joint pain and other symptoms, but in most cases robotic surgery is the gold standard for treating late-stage joint disease. 

What are the advantages of robotic surgery?

Robotic surgery offers quite a few advantages compared with traditional open surgery methods, including:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Improved surgical precision
  • Better implant positioning, which equals a more natural feeling implant
  • Reduced risk of limb length discrepancy postsurgery
  • Reduced risk of joint dislocation after surgery
  • Less blood loss
  • Less healthy bone loss
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Less pain during recovery
  • Faster return to regular activities

Ultimately, robotic surgery with the Mako system consistently produces the best possible surgical results with the easiest possible recovery. 

Learn more about robotic surgery by calling Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery or clicking the online appointment maker now.