Michigan Knee Institute

The Elite Knee

The Elite Knee

Robotic-Assisted Total Knee Replacement

Dr. DeClaire’s groundbreaking Elite Knee procedure combines computer-generated imaging with robotic instrumentation and over 30 years of surgical expertise to provide a superior outcome for knee replacement patients. Using robotic technology and a ligament tensioning device to measure a patient’s ligament balance, Dr. DeClaire can determine the best implant position leading to a well-balanced knee replacement. 

The precision and accuracy of the Elite Knee result in a more successful knee replacement with reduced risk of complications, which can sometimes involve malalignment, instability of the knee, stiffness, limitation of motion, and pain. Patients undergoing the Elite Knee procedure report a 97% satisfaction rate after surgery. This surpasses the 81% satisfaction rate using traditional, non-robotic knee replacement techniques. 

Why Dr. DeClaire may recommend robotic-assisted total knee replacement:

  • It enables him to plan your knee replacement and customize your surgery for optimal fit of your knee replacement
  • He can virtually perform a TKA to confirm the plan and fit before cutting bone
  • It provides a customized knee replacement procedure specific to your anatomy, lifestyle, and activity level

The Technology OMNIBotics™ System

OMNIBotics is a robotic-assisted system used by surgeons to accurately plan and perform total knee replacement. Computer guidance allows the surgeon to measure and track the knee anatomy and plan the implant placement to best fit the specific patient. The plan is optimized to restore proper soft tissue balance and leg alignment, two critical factors to knee replacement outcomes. Robotic instruments are used by the surgeon with computer guidance to ensure the procedure is carried out precisely to plan.

Using these advanced robotics, the OMNIBotics total knee replacement procedure is intended to help patients regain pain-free knee function, return to a normal daily lifestyle, and remain active for years to come.


Patient-specific knee replacement

We’re all different!

OMNIBotics surgery uses a patented Bone Morphing™ technology that quickly builds a 3D virtual model of your knee during surgery. This allows your surgeon to accurately plan and execute a customized surgery that is specific to your knee.


Precision leg alignment

Proper leg alignment helps ensure everyday stresses on the knee are evenly distributed. Using the custom 3D model, the OMNIBotics software provides your surgeon with a live virtual plan to accurately create a knee replacement specifically aligned to your body’s mechanical axis.  The surgeon uses the OMNIBot™ cutting guide to ensure the plan is carried out with robotic precision to help ensure your new knee is well aligned.


Balance is everything

One of the most important factors for a successful total knee replacement is to ensure the ligaments and other soft tissues have equal tensions on both sides of the knee. If the ligaments are tighter on one side, they can cause pain and even reduce the length of time the implant lasts.

To solve this tightness issue, often surgeons make tiny incisions in the tight ligaments to try and make them the same tension as the looser ligaments on the other side. Unfortunately, these small incisions are imprecise and may lead to additional swelling and pain.

OMNIBotics is the only knee procedure that has a robotic instrument, the BalanceBot™ to help your surgeon assess and balance your knee. This device is designed to reduce the need for these additional incisions in your ligaments.


Getting back to action, and staying there!

The OMNIBotics total knee replacement procedure is designed to help you return to a more active daily lifestyle. By incorporating a less invasive protocol, and advanced tools such as Bone Morphing, OMNIBot, and BalanceBot, OMNIBotics patients may experience a quicker recovery with less pain.

OMNIBotics patients have reported an overall satisfaction rate of 96%, compared to traditional methods which average about 81%.

Information provided by Corin Group