Carolina Pines Offering Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Surgery
October 11, 2021
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce that it is advancing orthopaedic care in the region by offering its surgeons the opportunity to utilize robotic-assisted technology to perform robotic 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.
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 brings to the local community and surrounding areas. Dr. Clark shared, “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.”
Dr. Aaron Wynkoop, orthopaedic surgeon at Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center commented, “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, says Dr. Clark. “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."
In addition to state-of-the-art technology during surgery, patients will also receive mymobility®, a digital care management platform, that uses iPhone® and Apple Watch to keep patients engaged in their surgical journey, allowing them to better understand their condition and take an active role in optimizing their surgical experience. These exciting new technologies, both the ROSA and mymobility®, are designed to improve patient experience and ensure safety and accuracy.
Carolina Pines will host a community wide “Name the New Robot” contest now through November 1st. To enter the contest or learn more about Robotic-Assisted Surgery at Carolina Pines, click here.