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Robotic hip and knee replacement in Birmingham

Orthopedic surgeons at Ascension St. Vincent's use robotic-assisted technology to help find the right fit for your hip or knee replacement.

If hip or knee pain is affecting your daily life, it may be time to think about joint replacement surgery. Orthopedic doctors at Ascension St. Vincent's in Birmingham, Alabama, listen to understand you and your joint pain. Then, we work together to create a care plan that's right for you. If you need surgery, we offer robotic-assisted surgery for total hip and knee replacement.

Schedule a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon to find out what treatment option is right for you. We're here to answer your questions and provide the information you need to take the next step. 

Benefits of surgery with image-guided robotics

Choosing a joint replacement program that offers robotic-assisted surgery can help improve your recovery after a hip or knee replacement. When compared to traditional joint replacement, benefits of robotic-assisted surgery may include:

  • Faster recovery
  • Increased precision
  • Less pain or discomfort
  • Smaller incisions and reduced risk of infection
  • Shorter hospital stay, and option for outpatient surgery

Orthopedic specialists at Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and Ascension St. Vincent's East use the latest imaging technologies and surgical techniques. Many of our patients report a higher level of function and less pain after their joint replacement.

How robotic-assisted joint replacement works

Before surgery begins, image-guided technology helps your surgeon to create a personalized surgical plan to improve how your joint functions with an artificial joint.

During surgery, robotic-arm assisted technology is guided by your surgeon. Your care team uses 3D imaging during surgery to help your surgeon guide the robotic arms. The computer assisted technology helps your surgeon make smaller incisions and precise movements. This helps preserve healthy bone and ligaments and implant a hip or knee replacement. Robotic-assisted joint replacement is typically covered by insurance that covers minimally-invasive surgery.

Joint Camp at Ascension St. Vincent's Birmingham and Ascension St. Vincent's East

Understanding your surgery process and what to expect can help you feel more confident in your care plan. When you attend a Joint Camp session, our care team gives you the information you need to know before your joint replacement or revision surgery, including how to prepare for surgery. You will also learn what to expect during surgery and physical therapy, and how to care for yourself after you are home. Ascension St. Vincent's Joint Camp seminars are held weekly.

Support during and after your joint replacement

We provide supportive care throughout your joint replacement journey. Our orthopedic nurse navigator helps answer your questions and guide you through the surgery process.

While you are at the hospital, your orthopedic nurse navigator is there to help you manage your pain, and help you walk and move after surgery. We also teach you exercises that promote recovery and wound healing.