Using the Zimmer Biomet ROSA robot, Dr. Sayeed performed the surgery, also known as robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty, on Oct. 17 at Methodist Main Hospital in the Medical Center.
“The surgery turned out fantastic,” Dr. Sayeed said. “We now hope to offer this surgery to all of my patients in need of a total knee replacement. This patient had severe knee arthritis from years of wear and tear. He had constant pain and wanted to return to being active. The patient failed all conservative treatments, such as physical therapy and steroid injections. The patient was an ideal candidate for knee replacement surgery,” Dr. Sayeed added.
During the robotic-assisted surgery, Dr. Sayeed is provided data by the robot regarding the balance of the ligaments, depth of bone resection, and angle of the bony cuts, he explained. “The robotic arm comes in and positions our cutting block based on the data we’ve collected and analyzed as we are performing the surgery.”