What does ROSA stand for?
Robotic Surgery Assisted
What is the main takeaway about ROSA® Knee System?
Specially trained surgeons use ROSA® Knee to personalize the approach to total knee replacement providing a solution for you & your unique anatomy.
Can any surgeon use ROSA® Knee System?
No. Surgeons are required to receive training to learn how to use ROSA as a tool to provide solutions for each patient’s unique anatomy. So far, one surgeon at Methodist McKinney Hospital is trained and currently utilizing the ROSA technology. There are a few other physicians currently in training and we anticipate more to come on board.
What are the benefits of ROSA® Knee System?
Some of the benefits patients may experience include:
- Less time under anesthesia in the operating room
- Reduces blood loss
- Reduces risk of infection
- Patients tend to recover faster
- Improved accuracy, less room for error
Is every patient a good candidate for ROSA® Knee Replacement?
No, that is up to your physician to decide what works best for your particular condition and health.
TRUE or FALSE: The surgeon is in a different room controlling the robot during robotic surgery? FALSE. A common myth about robotic surgery is that the surgeon is performing the procedure from a different room. However, the surgeon always is in the room and the console that is used to control the robot is just a few feet away from the patient.
TRUE or FALSE: Robotic Surgery is more expensive than non-robotic surgery.
FALSE. A common myth about robotic surgery is that it costs A LOT more than traditional surgery and the truth is is that performing a knee replacement robotically is the equivalent price as traditional knee replacement surgery. There is no additional cost to patient.
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