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ROSA Hip and Knee Replacement

Hip and Knee Replacement Using Robotic Technology

If you are experiencing chronic hip or knee pain, total joint replacement can help you regain mobility and get back to doing the things you love. Washington Regional Total Joint Center surgeons may recommend total knee or hip replacement using ROSA® Robotics technology if conservative treatment options have failed to provide relief. Your surgeon will determine if you are a good candidate for robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery.

How Does ROSA® Work?

ROSA®, which stands for robotic surgical assistant, is designed to help your specially trained surgeon tailor the placement of your new hip or knee just for you. Getting a precise joint implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following joint replacement surgery. ROSA® uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your surgeon about details of your unique anatomy that may affect your implant fit, helping your surgeon carry out a more personalized surgery.

Washington Regional Medical Center also offers knee replacement surgery using the Persona IQ® Smart Knee implant. The implant produced by Zimmer Biomet is the first of its kind and is equipped with sensor-based technology to provide patients and their physician with information that can be used to improve outcomes following joint replacement surgery. The implant can be placed using the ROSA® Knee System. Your surgeon will determine if you are a candidate for the Persona IQ® .

Before Surgery

With ROSA®, a series of X-rays may be used to create a model of your joint anatomy before your surgery. This model enables your surgeon to plan specific details of your joint replacement prior to surgery.

During Surgery

The surgical procedure using ROSA® is similar to traditional total joint replacement, but with a robotic assistant. The robot does not operate on its own. Your surgeon is in the operating room the entire time and makes the decisions throughout your surgery.

During the procedure, ROSA® provides real-time data to your surgeon and adjusts accordingly, helping ensure the plan your surgeon put in place is carried out. The data provided by ROSA®, paired with your surgeon’s skill, helps position your implant based on your unique anatomy.

After Surgery

After surgery, it is important to follow the recovery plan your surgeon recommends, which may include a brief hospital stay. Recovery time varies, but most people can drive after two weeks, garden after three to four weeks, and golf six to eight weeks after their surgery. Your surgeon will let you know when you can safely resume certain activities.

Is ROSA® Hip or Knee Replacement Right for Me?

To learn more about the benefits of ROSA® Hip and Knee Replacement or find out if you are a candidate, email TotalJointCenter@wregional.com or call 479.463.6975.