Syracuse Area Health – Strasburger Orthopaedics

Everything You Need to Know About the CORI♢ Surgical System

Have you heard about the CORI Surgical System? This futuristic approach to full and partial knee replacement uses advanced robotics technology to guide your skilled surgeon. Here’s what you need to know about CORI:

Implements Extreme Precision

CORI models the original configuration of your knee prior to surgery, and uses that data to update your physician in real time as they perform the surgery. The system increases the precision of your implant placement by allowing your doctor to control surgical instruments with micro-millimeter accuracy. Surgery times are shorter and so are healing times, leaving you with an optimized knee joint and optimizes your knee for a full recovery and a return to your previous range of motion.  

Requires Fewer X-Rays

The CORI system scans your knee constantly during surgery, giving your physician the real time information they need at every step of your procedure. This means the traditional process of multiple scans and films in the days leading up to your surgery have been made obsolete. Forget about multiple painful trips on a worn-out knee to get x-ray after x-ray before your knee replacement: with CORI, your surgeon has all the information they need at their fingertips.  

Rarely Needs Revisions

More than half of all total knee replacement patients require revisionary surgery in the first two years after their initial surgery. Reasons for needing surgical revision include problems with the implant, instability or misalignment of the joint, and additional trauma to the joint from the first surgery. With CORI, the risk of needing knee revision surgery is minimized, since the system optimizes every step of the procedure. The parameters for bone removal and implant placement are defined precisely, and your knee replacement is customized and tailored for your joint specifically.

Performed by Leading Specialists

Only highly trained orthopaedic surgeons perform surgery using the CORI system. Dr. Scott Strasburger was the very first orthopaedic surgeon in Lincoln trained on this groundbreaking technology. To this day, he remains one of the few professionals qualified to perform CORI robotics-assisted surgery for knee replacement patients in the state of Nebraska.

Completed at Top-Rated Hospitals

Dr. Strasburger operates on patients from Syracuse Area Health, bringing his patients the best in technology and knowledge at one of the leading medical facilities in the country. 

Ask Dr. Strasburger if CORI could be right for your own knee replacement surgery by scheduling a consultation today. 

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Individual results may vary.
Not all patients are candidates for the CORI Surgical System. Discuss your condition and implant options with your surgeon. Individual results of joint replacement vary. Implants are intended to relieve knee pain and improve function, but may not produce the same feel or function as your original knee. There are potential risks with knee replacement surgery such as loosening, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Patients should not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless their surgeon tells them that the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if a surgeon’s limitations on activity level are not followed. Children, pregnant women, patients who have mental or neuromuscular disorders that do not allow control of the knee joint, and morbidly obese patients should not undergo a CORI procedure. This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. Consult your physician for details to determine if one of these technologies is right for you.

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