Dr. Alex Renshaw of Highland Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine performed the first hand-held, robotics-assisted total knee replacement in the region using the new CORI Surgical System from global medical device maker, Smith+Nephew. The surgical milestone occurred Aug. 25 at Highland District Hospital, and represents a new chapter in total robotic assisted knee replacements for patients.
“This system literally puts robotic assistance in the palm of my hand, giving me an additional layer of accuracy and efficiency during the surgery,” said Renshaw. “I was delighted to see how it can help me provide my patients with the ultimate knee replacement experience.”
Building off the company’s successful NAVIO Surgical System, CORI is the most advanced and efficient hand-held robotic solution for knee replacement in the world. Like its predecessor, the CORI system does not require the costly and time-consuming pre-operative CT-scans needed by other robotic systems. Instead, the system allows surgeons to create a customized 3D digital model of each patient’s knee that is used to determine where the implant should be placed to provide the optimal function to the patient and the potential for a faster recovery.
Renshaw added, “The advancements that have already been made in the field of hand-held robotic assistance should have both surgeons and patients feeling very confident about the current and future state of knee replacement surgery.”
In addition to the benefits provided by the CORI Surgical System, Dr. Renshaw used a Journey II implant made with VERILAST technology which is designed to further improve patient function after surgery and improve implant durability.
To learn more about hand-held robotics-assisted surgery at Highland District Hospital, Highland Advanced Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at 937-840-6700.
Submitted by Ashlee Cheesbro, marketing manager, Highland District Hospital.