Waterbury Hospital Adds Robotic Knee Replacement Technology
A recent survey found that patients were concerned about surgery and recovery, they expressed near unanimous interest in discussing robotics-assisted knee surgery with their physician.
“I tell my patients to forget everything they thought they knew about knee replacement surgery,” said Dr. William Flynn, orthopedic surgeon at Waterbury Hospital in Connecticut. “Within the last few years, the advancements in robotics-assisted knee surgery alone have been a game changer for our knee replacement patients.”
Waterbury Hospital reached a significant milestone when Dr. Flynn performed the first total knee replacement surgery using the CORI Surgical System recently. Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORI Surgical System combined with the features and benefits of Smith+Nephew’s implant portfolio leads to the following patient benefits:
- Quicker, smoother recovery from orthopedic surgery
- Regain function faster and return home sooner
- Customized surgical plan using 3D digital modeling of the patients’ unique anatomy (this means more accurate procedures than traditional knee replacement surgery)
- Patients can keep more of their natural bone and ligaments, including the ACL. That helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step
- The surgeon is able to choose from the widest selection of implants available, so implants can be precise.