Vol. 2 No. 3 (2022)
Health Technology Reviews

Robotic-Assisted Surgical Systems for Knee Arthroplasty

Published March 15, 2022

Key Messages

  • Overall, there was no consensus in the evidence to indicate that robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty provided any superior clinical effectiveness outcomes when compared to conventional techniques.
  • No evidence indicated that robot-assisted knee arthroplasty had worse clinical outcomes than conventional techniques. Evidence did support the association of robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty with decreased length of hospital stay and increased operative time.
  • Further adequately powered studies of short-term and long-term clinical effectiveness for robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty are required to definitively demonstrate any potential benefits for patients requiring knee arthroplasty.
  • Robotic-assisted knee arthroplasty was consistently modelled as cost-effective when clinical inputs included improved quality of life and reduced rates of surgical revisions when compared with conventional techniques. The clinical effectiveness evidence reviewed in this report was unable to adequately support these clinical inputs as accurate.