Sep 9, 2015
Robotic Knee Surgery Comes to the Gold Coast Surgical Hospital
GOLD COAST - Advanced robotic technology for partial knee and full hip replacement surgery will be introduced next week by Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Jason Tsung at the newly constructed Gold Coast Surgical Hospital.
Over the past 10 years total knee replacements have risen by almost 50% in Australia. “Now more than ever, Australians are suffering the consequences of arthritis,” said Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Tsung.
“By using the robotic assisted arm in joint replacement surgery we are able to create accurate and reproducible implant positioning customised to each individual patient,” he said. This means that robotic assisted procedures are specifically tailored to each patient’s anatomy.
“This method is at the cutting edge to accurately plan and place the components for every single operation,” said Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr. Tsung. “A pre-operative scan is uploaded to the robot and used to determine the correct implant size and position. This scan is then linked to the patient’s anatomy in real time and the robotic arm gives us the accuracy to place the implant in the desired position every single time.”
With the adaption of the new robotic assisted procedures at the Gold Coast Surgical Hospital, patients have two to three times more accurate unicompartmental knee implantation and four to six times more accurate hip replacement surgery than with traditional methods.
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