Westmead Private Hospital now has a new helping hand for knee replacement surgery with the arrival of a new robot knee surgeon called ROSA.
Nov 28, 2019
Orthopaedic surgeons at Westmead Private now have access to a new ROSA robotic total knee replacement system. The ROSA robot joins the hospital's fleet of robotic systems including the da Vinci and Mazor.
The ROSA offers a combination of cutting-edge technologies including computer navigation, soft tissue balancing, 3D modelling and robotics in one package.
"Joint replacement surgery is a very successful operation as shown by the results in the National Joint Registry. As orthopaedic surgeons we are always trying to improve patient outcomes and the survivorship of implants. Robotic technologies have been developed with the aim of improving surgical precision, component alignment and soft tissue balance with the expectation that this will improve patient outcomes.
While the early results of robotic assisted surgery are encouraging, it will take many years to see if the potential benefits of improved alignment and balance are realised. I am very excited that we now have access to this technology here at Westmead Private and look forward to realising its potential" said Orthopaedic Surgeon Dr Edward Graham.
With Australians requesting knee replacements at an all-time high, 57,000 in 2018 alone across Australia, it is extremely exciting to be able to make this technology available to our patients. Combining market leading implants with ROSA accuracy holds exciting promise for patient outcomes. Having ROSA on our staff at Westmead Private is certainly a welcome addition to our surgical team.
Westmead Private Hospital is proud to be a leader in robotic surgery having undertaken over 1350 robotic cases since 2013. Running a multi-specialty robotic program we are at the forefront of Robotic Surgery in Australia. Our world class surgeons continue to push the limits of this game changing technology to perfect even more innovative and complex surgical procedures – redefining minimally invasive surgery. "We are committed to providing the best in health care, offering surgical options that achieve the most optimal outcomes for our patients" said CEO Mike Flatley".