Minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgery
Featuring the Rosa Knee System
The Beacon Orthopedic Collaborative Care Program made up of Beacon Bone & Joint and Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center of Northern Indiana, Inc, is proud to feature the ROSA Knee System for total knee replacement. ROSA, which stands for Robotic Surgical Assistant, is designed to help your specially trained surgeon tailor your knee replacement just for you.
Patients who have robotic-assisted total knee replacement often benefit from:
- Less time in the hospital
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Smaller incisions, resulting in reduced risk of infection and minimal scarring
- Faster recovery time and return to normal activities
Less time in the hospital. Faster recovery time. We are excited to offer robotic-assisted surgery to give you a total knee replacement option that is less painful and promotes faster recovery.
What to expect from a ROSA total knee replacement
Before surgery, your doctor may order a series of x-rays that will be used to create a three-dimensional (3D) model of your knee anatomy. This 3D model will enable the surgeon to plan many specifics of your knee replacement prior to your surgery.
The surgery itself is very similar to traditional surgery but with a robotic assistant. That means your surgeon is still in complete control and in the operating room the entire time. The ROSA system never operates on its own. ROSA uses a camera and other optical trackers to help your surgeon precisely execute a knee replacement for your unique anatomy.
Is ROSA right for you?
If you are suffering from degenerative “wear and tear” of the knee or osteoarthritis, ROSA may be the best approach for you. In fact, in most cases where total knee replacement is recommended, ROSA is likely the best option because of its minimally invasive nature and ability to give your surgeon precise handling. As with any surgery, you should discuss your options with your surgeon.