Robotic-assisted knee surgery is associated with reduced pain, lower usage of pain relief medications, fewer physiotherapy sessions and overall improved knee function following surgery. Robotic surgery has also been linked to shorter hospital stays and lower rates of hospital readmission compared to some traditional surgical techniques.
This new technology uses a series of x-rays to create a 3D model of the knee to help surgeons advise on a clinically proven knee implant system that is best suited to the patient. During surgery, ROSA uses a camera and sensor to know exactly where the knee is - it can detect even the smallest movements in real-time. The surgeon will use their experience alongside the information from ROSA to plan speciﬁc details of the knee replacement prior to surgery.
Mater Private Network in Cork is the first hospital in the country to employ this state-of-the-art technology, developed by Zimmer Biomet.
The ROSA Knee System supports surgeons during Total Knee Replacement procedures, helping them to tailor the surgical plan and accurate placement of the knee implant to each individual patient.
At Mater Private Network in Cork, we carry out approximately 1,000 joint replacements every year, providing constant innovation in orthopaedics to our patients. Our surgeons are using the new ROSA Knee system to combine accurate data and a robotic arm with their expertise and experience, to target better fit and function of knee replacements compared with some traditional methods.
If you’d like to find out more about Total Knee Replacement using the ROSA Knee System, please contact the Orthopaedic & Spine Centre at Mater Private Hospital Cork.