The ROSA (robotic surgical assistant) supports surgeons in performing total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
The ROSA acts as an assistant in the operating room, combining computer navigation, soft tissue, 3D modelling and robotics into a single package. It allows a surgeon to plan pre-operatively in 3D where to position the implant.
This system is designed to help surgeons tailor the placement of knee implants for each individual patient. Data collected before and during surgery is used to ensure implant fit meets the unique specifications of the individual.
While not all orthopaedic surgeries at Cairns Private Hospital will utilise this robot, the technology adds to the hospital’s suite of surgical options for orthopaedic patients, ensuring patients have access to a range of treatments to suit their needs.
Surgeons who utilise this technology are required to go through specialist training. No additional technology fees are payable by patients.