Frankfort Regional Medical Center (FRMC) recently performed its first total knee replacement surgery using the latest robotic-assisted technology.

Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee System is a robotically-assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee replacement surgery. It was developed to assist surgeons in optimizing their accuracy and efficiency when planning and performing total knee replacement procedures.

“This new technique provides our team the ability to target each procedure to the individual patient’s needs, and will result in more positive outcomes, less healing time, and higher quality of life for the patients immediately after surgery,” said Alan Oster, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at FRMC.

This new technology produces an accurate 3D virtual image of the knee based on 2D pre-operative x-rays. The surgeon is able to use the program’s sophisticated computer and software technology to formulate a precise surgical plan which, with guidance from the robotic arm, allows for greater precision and flexibility during procedures.

“Our hospital is dedicated to integrating the latest technology into our care options so that we can improve the quality of life and overall health of our patients,” said Reed Hammond, FRMC chief executive officer. “We are proud to offer robotic-assisted surgery and we remain dedicated to providing excellence in quality care for the communities we serve.”