Robotic TKR at Mayo not to be assumed
I'm scheduled for TKR Feb 20th (Mayo Phoenix). Next week I go in for orientation class, pre-surgery tests and imaging/measurements.
But, I only found out by accident that I was not scheduled to have a robot assisted TKR. Here I was assuming that at Mayo, it was a given. Fortunately the machine is available and is now reserved for my operation.
It just makes me wonder what the criteria is. And of course is my insurance now going to charge extra because I requested the robot ? :-/
Anecdotally, I just heard that an acquaintance's dad just had his second knee done without the robot that he had had for his 1st knee, and the recovery is turning out to be much more difficult for the non-robotic surgery than was the robotic one.