Mission Hospital Performs First Robotic-Arm-Assisted Total Knee Replacement

total-knee-3d-planningASHEVILLE, N.C. (December 30th, 2019) – On December 11th, 2019, Mission Hospital became the first in the western North Carolina region to offer robotic-arm-assisted surgery for total knee replacement. This latest advancement in joint surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.

“Robotic surgery is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy”, said Dr. Ted Barnett of Asheville Orthopaedic Associates, an affiliate of Mission Health.

Robotic-arm-assisted knee replacement is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can program the robot to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the best implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique needs. The robot also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intraoperatively, and assists the surgeon in accurately removing the damaged bone and cartilage.

“We are proud to be the first hospital in western North Carolina to offer this highly advanced robotic technology”, said Dr. Barnett.

Mission Health Orthopedics is western North Carolina’s leader in orthopedic surgery, and offers the latest nonsurgical, conservative and minimally invasive surgical procedures to get you back to what moves you. Offering convenient locations in Asheville, Brevard, Clyde, Franklin, Hendersonville, Marion and Spruce Pine, excellent care is never far away.

Visit missionhealth.org/orthopedics for more information or to find an office near you.
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