Robotic Total Knee Replacement vs Conventional – Perth

By Dr Daniel Meyerkort, Perth Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Centre


An intensely debated topic is comparing robotic total knee replacement compared to conventional total knee replacement. This systematic review published by prominent Melbourne Surgeon & Member of the AOA Joint Replacement Registry Professor De Steiger suggest that Robotic Total Knee Replacement is associated with

  • Superior mechanical alignment
  • Lower blood loss
  • Marginally improved clinical outcomes

The honest truth, with knee replacement surgery, is that proper preparation and muscle strengthening with your Physiotherapist is the most important first step. Robotic surgery makes a small difference and likely makes it easier to perform an accurate knee replacement. Below is the link to the review article

Robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty is comparable to conventional total knee arthroplasty: a meta-analysis and systematic review