ROSA® Knee robotic technology
Understanding robotic technology for total knee replacement
You’re unique, and so is your individual anatomy. That’s why Zimmer Biomet and Lexington Clinic Orthopedics – Sports Medicine offers ROSA® Knee robotic technology. ROSA, (Robotic Surgical Assistant) is designed to help your specially trained surgeon tailor the placement of your knee implant just for you.
ROSA KNEE Robotic Technology
Getting a precise knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. ROSA Knee uses data collected before and during surgery to inform your surgeon of many details related to your unique anatomy that may affect your implant fit. By using this data to make more informed decisions, your surgeon is able to plan for and carry out a personalized surgery based upon your individual needs.
The knee is a hinge joint formed by the tibia (shinbone), femur (thighbone), and patella (kneecap). The ends of the bones in the knee joint are covered with cartilage, a tough, lubricating tissue that helps cushion the bones during movement.
Board-certified in orthopedic surgery, is specially trained in using ROSA Knee, providing a solution for qualifying patients to personalize the approach to total knee replacement. He provides services in adult hip and knee reconstruction, including primary, complex and revision hip and knee replacement.
Watch Dr. Karthikeyan's interview on WKYT's Everyday Kentucky.
Osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, is a wear-and-tear condition that destroys joint cartilage and bone. It typically develops after years of constant motion and pressure in the joints.
As the cartilage continues to wear away, the joint becomes increasingly painful and difficult to move. If conservative treatment options fail to provide relief, your surgeon may recommend total knee replacement using ROSA Knee robotic technology.
Watch the video below to learn how ROSA® Knee works.
“For everyone involved – surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients – ROSA Knee has the potential to offer a number of key benefits and advantages,” Tharun Karthikeyan, MD said. “I know the decision to have joint replacement is often a difficult one for patients to make, and I believe these robotically-assisted technologies have the potential to make it an easier one moving forward.”