Dr. Nikhil Pandhi
At North Point ORthopaedics

Robotic Joint Replacement

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Munster, IN

Robotic Joint Replacement

Robotic Joint Replacement services offered in Munster, IN

Damaged joints can diminish your mobility, range of motion, and overall quality of life. At his orthopedic clinic in Munster, Indiana, Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., can replace damaged and diseased joints using robotic assistance for unmatched control, precision, and implant stability. Call the office or book an appointment online today to find out if you’re a candidate for robotic joint replacement.

Robotic Joint Replacement Q&A

What is a robotic joint replacement?

Robotic joint replacement repairs damaged joints — where two connecting bones meet — using assistance from robotic technology to prepare for and perform your procedure. Dr. Pandhi has invested in the Mako SmartRobotics™ system to perform precise joint replacements through tiny incisions.


Computed tomography (CT) scans allow Dr. Pandhi to plan your treatment with detailed care. He can anticipate the exact location of your incisions, joint implant size, and the positioning of each replacement material. A robotic hand guides Dr. Pandhi through the procedure for expert precision and stability.

How does robotic joint replacement work?


Before Mako joint replacement surgery, Dr. Pandhi takes CT scans of your joint and adds the images to the Mako software to develop your treatment plan. The system creates a virtual 3D model of your joint, allowing Dr. Pandhi to visualize your treatment step by step. 


During the procedure, Dr. Pandhi uses the Mako robotic arm to remove damaged bone, tissue, and cartilage from your joint. The robotic arm contains a special tracker that allows it to adjust for small movements, ensuring the joint remains balanced throughout the procedure.


Dr. Pandhi performs a comprehensive physical evaluation, complete with imaging scans, before your procedure to determine whether robotic joint replacement surgery is right for you.

What are the benefits of robotic joint replacement?


Robotic joint replacement surgery offers several benefits for patients, including:


  • Higher precision
  • Shorter recovery
  • Improved outcomes
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less bleeding
  • Lower risk of infection


Compared with open surgery requiring larger incisions, robotic joint replacement surgery also results in minimal scarring.

What are the different types of robotic joint replacement?


There are many different types of robotic joint replacement surgery that can repair damage in several joints, including:


  • Knee replacement
  • Hip replacement
  • Shoulder replacement


Dr. Pandhi may recommend robotic replacement surgery if nonsurgical treatments, like physical therapy, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory joint injections, have proven ineffective for your condition. 


Surgery is often the last resort for treating conditions, but robotic joint replacement surgery offers an excellent surgical option when it’s needed. 


Call Nikhil Pandhi, D.O., M.P.H., today or book an appointment online to learn more about robotic joint replacement surgery.