Robotic Joint Replacement with the ROSA® Knee System
You’re unique, and so is your individual anatomy. That’s why robotic technology joint replacement surgery may be right for you. The “robot” acts as an assistant to OSMC surgeons. "ROSA" helps the surgeon tailor the placement of the implant just for you!
ROSA® is Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery for Full Knee Replacement
Getting a precise fit for your knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall recovery experience following knee replacement surgery. With our specially trained physicians at the controls, the ROSA robotic system uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your doctor of the details related to your unique knee anatomy that may affect your implant fit and function. With this tool your surgeon can plan, personalize and execute the surgery personalized based on your individual needs.
Benefits of Robot Assisted Joint Replacement with ROSA
Being a minimally invasive approach, robotic joint replacement offers great benefits:
- Allows your surgeon to personalize the surgery your unique anatomy
- Precise placement of the implant
- Increased longevity of the implant
- Possible reduced hospital time
- Less time under anesthesia
- Small incisions
- Quick recovery and relief
- Fast return to daily activities
- Reduced injury to adjacent tissues
People often ask:
What does ROSA stand for? Robotic Surgical Assistant
Is the robot doing the surgery? No, it is simply a robotic arm and a very precise positioning platform for the tools that OSMC physicians use as an aid to complete the surgery. OSMC knee surgeon, Dr. Erekson notes, “With the ROSA robotic system, data and positioning of the patient's knee is provided by the robotic assistant to the surgeon during the operation. This allows the surgeon to gain greater precision and the option to make modifications to enhance implant fit during procedures.”
How do I know if I’m a candidate for a ROSA Knee surgery? Your trained OSMC orthopedic surgeon will do an analysis of your knee and overall health and inform you of your candidacy for a ROSA Knee surgery.
How does ROSA work? During your procedure, ROSA utilizes a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg to know exactly where your knee is in space. Think of it like a very detailed global positioning system (GPS) that you might use in your car. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot can tell and helps the surgeon adjust accordingly. This also helps ensure that the plan your surgeon put into place is executed as intended. Throughout your surgery, ROSA provides your surgeon with data about your knee. This information, combined with your surgeon’s skill, indicates how to position your implant based on your unique anatomy.
Where was ROSA the robot made? Just for fun, it may be interesting to know that ROSA was created right in Indiana! ROSA is made by ZimmerBiomet, Warsaw, Indiana.
Is there support for my recovery after surgery? Prior to your surgery, your OSMC care team will prepare a plan and discuss your surgery and recovery details with you.
mymobility™ a NEW App - This new support application (“app”) is now available for your smart phone! Created for ROSA surgery patients, provides additional education about milestones along the way and helps you stay on track with your knee replacement recovery tasks and goals. Called mymobility™, its many, many functions work with iPhone and Apple Watch. An Android app is also available. Learn more about the mymobility here.
Want to know more?
Learn about Total Knee Replacement from the OSMC health library.
Read our blog article to learn more about robotic joint replacement surgery.
Read an OSMC ROSA surgery patient story (Larry's story is coming soon!)
Read information about what to expect at the OSMC Surgery Center before, during and after your procedure.
Contact Our Orthopedic Surgeons Today!
Robotic joint replacement is a minimally invasive approach and offers great potential for your desired activity level. Contact the orthopedic surgeons at OSMC to find out more. Call us at (574) 264-0791 or book an appointment online now. We look forward to seeing you at one of our five convenient locations to discuss if robotic joint replacement is right for you.
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