Robotic Orthopedic Surgery
NYU Langone orthopedic surgeons specialize in the latest, cutting-edge, robotic and computer-assisted surgical techniques for hip and knee replacement procedures.
In these procedures, evidence-based pain management and rapid recovery protocols are combined with robotic and computer-assisted surgical tools. Robotic tools make precise movements that preserve bone and tissue and often result in a faster recovery and less muscle and soft tissue damage. Computer-assisted surgery uses technology such as robots, accelerometers, gyroscopes, and pressure sensors, which help doctors properly position implants.
Our focus on enhanced recovery and a personalized approach to pain management—that may include a combination of opioid and non-opioid pain relievers and topical medications—enables many of our patients to return home the same day of their robotic or computer-assisted surgery.
Robotic Hip Replacement Surgery
Our doctors use robotic hip replacement surgery to treat osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, developmental hip dysplasia, hip impingement syndrome, and conditions causing severe joint damage. The goal of the surgery is to relieve pain and improve mobility.
The most important factor in hip replacement surgery, in terms of pain, function, and recovery, is surgical technique. Precise surgical techniques that limit soft tissue damage are key to a rapid recovery. Accurate bone surface preparation with customized biomechanical restoration of the hip determines the function, comfort, and longevity of your implant. Robotic surgical techniques allow surgeons to remove only as much bone as is necessary. The robot system also ensures that the new replacement parts are aligned at the correct angles, which vary with every patient.
Hip replacement surgery requires a surgeon to remove damaged bone and cartilage and replace these with synthetic materials, which can affect limb length. Using robotic and computer-assisted tools helps restore your leg length and preserves your comfort and gait.
Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee replacement or partial knee replacement is a common treatment for severe knee pain resulting from osteoarthritis, osteonecrosis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Partial knee replacements are a less invasive alternative for people who have experienced damage to one area of their knee as a result of arthritis.
Total or partial knee replacement surgery is a technically demanding surgery. Minor instability, common with traditional surgical techniques, has been recognized as a main source of patient dissatisfaction and early failure. Alignment and balance are the two main requirements for clinical success in knee replacement surgery.
Proper alignment requires precise surgical planning and execution, such as those that robotic techniques deliver. Correct balancing with pressure sensors results in a natural-feeling joint that functions well during recreational sports and activities.
Robotics, computer-assisted surgical tools, and pressure sensor technology deliver information our surgeons need during total and partial knee replacement surgery to ensure your walking weight is distributed evenly.
NYU Langone experts have been key developers of these technologies and continue to work toward advancing this field, while training fellows and visiting surgeons in the safe adoption of these innovative techniques.
Robotic and computer-assisted surgeries for bone and joint conditions take place at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Ambulatory Care Center East 38th Street, and Tisch Hospital.
Robotic orthopedic surgery is performed by the following doctors:
- Patrick Meere, MD, Co-Director
- Matthew Hepinstall, MD, Co-Director
- Morteza Meftah, MD, Co-Director