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Washington Regional First in NWA to Offer New Robotic Hip Replacement Technology

Washington Regional Medical Center this week became the first hospital in Northwest Arkansas to offer Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Hip System, a state-of-the-art robotic technology that helps surgeons customize the placement of hip implants for their patients.

ROSA® Hip is a robotic surgical assistant designed to help surgeons perform minimally invasive hip replacement surgery. Data provided by ROSA® Hip provides surgeons with an optimized view of the hip joint during surgery, allowing for greater accuracy of hip implant placement tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy.

According to Kris Hanby, MD, medical director of Washington Regional’s Total Joint Center, more precise implant positioning leads to better results for patients. “The minimally invasive procedure with ROSA® Hip is designed to accelerate recovery time and reduce pain,” said Hanby. “We're fortunate to have this technology, and Washington Regional is leading the way in innovation and technology in Northwest Arkansas.”

Washington Regional President and CEO Larry Shackelford says ROSA® Hip is just one example of how the health care system invests in technology to help fulfill its mission of improving the health of people in the communities it serves. “Approximately 400,000 hip replacement surgeries are done in the United States each year. This technology will lead to better outcomes with fewer complications for our patients while helping them live healthier lives.”

To learn more, visit wregional.com/rosa.