Site Search
  • decreaseincrease
  • pdf

Washington Regional Offering ROSA® Knee System Technology

Washington Regional now offers Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee System, state-of-the-art robotic technology that helps surgeons personalize surgical procedures for their patients. Washington Regional is the first hospital in Northwest Arkansas to use the system.

ROSA Knee is a robotically-assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee replacement surgery. Data provided by ROSA Knee enables surgeons to use computer and software technology to control and move surgical instruments, allowing for greater accuracy.

According to Kris Hanby, MD, medical director of Washington Regional Total Joint Center, the system facilitates more precise implant positioning, which leads to better patient outcomes. “For everyone involved – surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients – ROSA Knee has the potential to offer several key benefits and advantages,” said Hanby. “We know the decision to have joint replacement is often a difficult one for patients to make, and we believe these robotically-assisted technologies have the potential to make it an easier decision moving forward,” Hanby added.

Washington Regional President and CEO Larry Shackelford says the ROSA® Knee System is just one example of how the health care system is investing in technology. “Total joint replacement is one of the most commonly performed elective surgical procedures in the United States, and this system will lead to better outcomes for our patients. Washington Regional is committed to strategically investing in technology to better serve our community.”

Since installation in October, almost 50 procedures have been completed using the ROSA Knee System. To learn more, visit