Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing 

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing

Tired of living with constant knee pain due to osteoarthritis? Then you may be a candidate for Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, a new minimally invasive procedure available at Doctors Hospital of Manteca.

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing is an innovative procedure that allows surgeons to partially resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee while preserving healthy bone and tissue, relieving pain, and restoring range of motion, resulting in speedier recovery and shorter hospital stays
Osteoarthritis impacts 27 million American adults and increases rapidly beginning at age 45, affecting people just as they reach the prime of their lives…but osteoarthritis doesn’t need to debilitate you.

Doctors Hospital of Manteca is a leader in Orthopedic Technology
. Our Surgery Center is designed to provide individualized care to all patients. If you’re tired of living with constant knee pain, contact the Doctors Hospital of Manteca to find out how we can help you get back to living pain-free. Call (800) 553-6104 to register for a free seminar.

New Advances. New Technology. A New Standard of Care.


What is Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing?  

It is a robotic arm-assisted surgical procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. At Doctors Hospital of Manteca, Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing is currently being used to treat the damaged part of the knee, while sparing the surrounding healthy bone and ligaments. This procedure is referred to as partial knee resurfacing.

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing: 

  • Allows surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserves healthy tissue and bone
  • Relieves pain and restores range of motion
  • Produces a more natural-feeling knee motion following surgery
  • Results in a speedier recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery vs partial knee replacement

Unlike other surgical procedures, Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). During the procedure, the affected portion of the knee is resurfaced. This spares healthy bone and surrounding tissue. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

Take a look at these results comparing Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing to traditional knee replacement surgery.


                Traditional Knee Surgery versus Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing


Traditional Knee Replacement*

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing

Average Hospital Stay

3 – 7 days

1 – 3 days

Average Recovery Period

6 – 8 weeks

Approximately 2 weeks

Average Incision Length

8 – 10 inches

2 – 3 inches

Surgical Summary

Total knee replacement
(damaged and healthy bone/tissues)

Resurfacing of damaged
bone/tissues only

*American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of a joint. With osteoarthritis, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away, causing the bones under the cartilage to rub together.

Although the root cause of osteoarthritis is unknown, the risk of developing it is influenced by multiple factors such as age, gender and inherited traits that can affect the shape and stability of your joints. Other factors can include a previous knee injury, repetitive strain on the knee, improper joint alignment, being overweight and exercise-related stress placed on the knee joints.

How does Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing work?

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing is a three-dimensional system. During surgery, the surgeon is provided with real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to facilitate optimal joint resurfacing and implant positioning. This level of precision can result in a more natural knee motion following surgery.

If I have Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing what can I expect?

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing can be performed as either an inpatient procedure or on an outpatient basis, depending on what your orthopedic surgeon determines is right for you. Inpatient hospital stays average anywhere from one to three days.

In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal activities shortly thereafter.

What is the lifespan of a Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing implant?

The lifespan of an implant depends on several factors including your weight, activity level, bone strength and compliance with your physician’s orders. Using robotic surgery helps to ensure optimal alignment and position. This results in a longer lifespan for the implant, as well as decreased pain and a shorter recovery time.

The implants allow your physician to treat one or two of the three knee compartments that can potentially be affected by osteoarthritis. Because very little bone is actually removed during a Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure, the implants can be replaced in the future with another procedure, such as a total knee replacement, should that become necessary.

Is Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing covered by insurance?

Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing is a knee arthroplasty procedure that is typically covered by all Medicare approved health plans. Private insurance plans vary so check with yours to confirm coverage.  Both your surgeon and the hospital will verify your insurance coverage and applicable co-pays and/or deductibles before scheduling your surgery. 


Find out more by calling (800) 553-6104



Disclaimer: In every case your physician must guide you on all aspects of your surgery, including pre-and post-operative care. Individual results may vary.