Consultant orthopaedic surgeons at Spire Leeds Hospital are now using the ROSA Knee System – a robotic surgical assistant – to create a personalised surgical plan for patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery.
Knee replacement surgery involves removing the damaged parts of your knee joint and replacing them with an artificial joint. As everybody’s anatomy is unique, the exact positioning of the artificial implant varies from person to person. ROSA Knee uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your surgeon of many details related to your individual anatomy that may affect your implant fit. By using this data, your surgeon is able to plan and perform personalised surgery based upon your individual needs.
Advantages of robotic assisted joint replacement surgery
A series of X-rays may be used to create a three-dimensional model of your knee anatomy. This 3D model will enable the surgeon to plan many specifics of your knee replacement prior to your surgery.
The surgical procedure using ROSA Knee is similar to traditional total knee replacement, but with a robotic assistant. It’s important to understand that the robot does not operate on its own. That means it does not move unless your surgeon prompts it to. Your surgeon is in the operating theatre the entire time and is making all of the decisions throughout your surgery.
During your procedure, ROSA Knee uses a camera and optical trackers attached to your leg to know exactly where your knee is in space. If your leg moves even a fraction of an inch, the robot can tell and adjusts accordingly. This helps ensure that the plan your surgeon put into place is executed as intended. Throughout your surgery, ROSA Knee provides your surgeon with data about your knee. This information, combined with your surgeon’s skill, helps them know how and where to position your implant based on your unique anatomy.
Getting you back on the move is our priority. Working alongside your Orthopaedic surgeon, our team of physiotherapists will deliver a bespoke care plan to get you back on your feet. You are visited after surgery and a physiotherapist will assess your progress, provide advice and post-operative exercises.
Following your discharge home, you are invited to our Perform Physiotherapy department where a course of treatment will be designed to aid recovery. Typically, this is a variety of exercise therapy, strengthening exercises and advice to build confidence and increase your mobility.
Spire Leeds Hospital is situated just off Leeds' main A6120 ring road, approximately three miles from Leeds city centre. We're just minutes from local landmarks Tropical World and Roundhay Park.
We're 15 minutes by car from the city centre and the mainline railway station.
Spire Healthcare does not endorse one medical product or device over another. Robotic arm assisted surgery may not be suitable for some patients. Your consultant will help you decide what treatment is best for you.