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    Premier Health's Innovative Robotic Technologies Allow Surgeons to Personalize Procedures for Patients 


    Premier Health’s Atrium Medical Center has implemented robotic-arm assisted joint replacement technology that will enable surgeons to cater to individual needs of patients. Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee is in use at Atrium Medical Center for knee replacement.


    The ROSA® Knee System supports surgeons in performing total knee replacement with features to assist with bone resections, as well as assessing the state of the soft tissues to facilitate implant positioning intraoperatively. A precise knee implant fit is important to comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. ROSA® Knee uses data collected before and during surgery to inform the surgeon of many details related to a person’s unique anatomy that might affect the implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, a surgeon can plan for and carry out a personalized surgery based upon individual needs. The preoperative experience will be like that of most total knee patients. But with ROSA® Knee, unlike traditional knee replacement methods, a series of X-rays can be used to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of a patient’s knee anatomy. This 3D model helps the surgeon plan many specifics of the knee replacement prior to surgery.


    The surgical procedure using ROSA® Knee is similar to traditional total knee replacement, but with a robotic assistant. Surgeons have been specially trained to use ROSA® Knee to personalize the surgical approach for a patient’s unique anatomy. The robot does not operate on its own and does not move without a surgeon’s prompting. The surgeon remains in the operating room throughout the procedure, making all decisions. During a procedure, ROSA® Knee utilizes a camera and optical trackers attached to the leg to know exactly where the knee is in space.


    “During surgery, if a leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot is able to detect the movement and make adjustments accordingly,” said Keith Bricking, MD, president of Atrium Medical Center. “This helps ensure that the plan a surgeon puts into place is executed as intended.”


    If you or someone you love struggles with knee or hip pain, join Premier Health for a free virtual event to learn about non-surgical and surgical treatment options – including robotic-arm assisted joint replacement using ROSA® Knee.


    Free joint pain webinars are scheduled for March 11, April 13, and May 13. Each webinar will take place from 6 to 7 p.m. To register, visit www.premierhealth.com/ortho.