HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is advancing orthopaedic care in the region by offering its surgeons the opportunity to use robotic-assisted technology to perform knee replacement surgery.
Carolina Pines has acquired a ROSA Robotic Knee System to aid in performing minimally invasive procedures for patients undergoing total knee replacement. The robot, located tableside in the operating room, allows a surgeon’s hand movements to be scaled, filtered and translated into precise movements of micro-instruments at the surgical site.
Carolina Pines will host a community wide “Name the New Robot” contest now through Nov. 1.
“Robotic technology enables surgeons to personalize procedures for their patients. Dr. Barry Clark, orthopaedic surgeon at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center, understands the benefits that this advanced technology bring to the local community and surrounding areas,” stated a hospital release.
“The use of robotics in knee surgery can improve the accuracy in the placement of knee instrumentation, reduce tissue damage by utilizing more precise and smaller incisions, and reduce radiation exposure to the patient as well as the entire surgical team during surgery,” Clark said.
Dr. Aaron Wynkoop, orthopaedic surgeon at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center commented, said, “We understand that getting back to work and doing the things you love is important to our community members. By offering this new technology, we can help patients tackle their pain and get back on the road to recovery.”
“For everyone involved – surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients – robotic-assisted surgery has the potential to offer a number of key benefits and advantages,” Clark said. “We know the decision to have joint replacement surgery is often a difficult one for patients to make, and we believe these robotically assisted technologies have the potential to make it an easier one moving forward.”