Spire Cheshire Hospital welcomes new robotic knee technology – Rosa

16 November 2022

Patients at Spire Cheshire Hospital can now benefit from ROSA® – a new robotic technology for knee replacement surgery.

Surgery using the ROSA® knee system offers a more precise alternative to traditional surgery, meaning more patients may be able to recover faster and achieve a greater degree of joint flexibility, allowing them a quicker return to normal activity.

Knee replacement surgery involves removing damaged parts of a knee joint and replacing them with an artificial joint. As every patient’s anatomy is unique, the exact positioning of the implant varies from person-to-person. ROSA® Knee uses data collected before and during surgery, to inform the orthopaedic surgeon of many details related to the patient’s individual anatomy, that may affect their implant fit. By using this data, the surgeon is able to plan and perform personalised surgery based upon individual needs. The robot does not perform the surgery, but assists surgeons with live data and guidance throughout the procedure, only moving if the surgeon tells it to.

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Professor Nikhil Pradhan who was the first Spire Cheshire consultant to carry out this procedure said: “It was my pleasure to perform the first ROSA robotic knee replacement at Spire Cheshire Hospital. Robotic knee replacement is the latest innovation to help improve implant positioning with even greater precision and improved ligament balancing. Patients can now access the latest technology with ROSA robotic knee replacement and typically benefit from a shorter hospital stay and better outcomes.”

Ben White, Hospital Director added: “We are delighted to be able to offer robotic assisted knee replacement surgery to our orthopaedic patients at Spire Cheshire. We are committed to delivering the best technology and surgical outcomes for our patients, to enable a return to a healthy and active lifestyle. The investment underlines our commitment to clinical excellence and the ongoing development of orthopaedic services at the hospital.”

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