Arkansas Surgical Hospital has unveiled a new robotic technology to aid with knee replacement surgeries.
The North Little Rock hospital will be incorporating the Zimmer Biomet ROSA Knee System, a robotically-assisted surgical system, into its practice. The system is expected to be installed in August with surgeries to begin in September for total knee replacements.
Using the Zimmer Biomet ROSA Knee System, surgeons will be able to see real-time data on patients’ leg movements during surgeries, create three-dimensional models of patients’ joints and moving surgical instruments. In addition, the system will assist with bone resections and with assessing soft tissues.
“Technology can never fully replace the decades of experience possessed by a skilled surgeon, but it can help with technique in certain circumstances,” Arkansas Surgical Hospital board chairman Dr. Scott Bowen said in a statement. “For the surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients, the ROSA Knee assistant has the potential to offer a number of key benefits.”