Customized Joint Replacement

Premier Pulse     May 2021

By William “BJ” Krech, III, system director, orthopedic and surgery service line strategy and business development, Premier Health

Premier Health’s orthopedic service line is committed to patient-centered care through alignment with skilled surgeons, offering welcoming environments with ease of access, and remaining current with the industry’s latest technologies. A great example of this continued commitment is illustrated by the acquisition of two new robotic arm-assisted joint replacement technologies.

Premier Health orthopedic surgeons are customizing treatments for patients utilizing the Mako SmartRobotics™, offered at Miami Valley Hospital North, and Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee, offered at Atrium Medical Center, Miami Valley Hospital North, and Miami Valley Hospital South. These resources are transforming the way total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacements are performed.

The innovative robotic technology allows surgeons to personalize procedures for patients by providing detailed information on a patient’s anatomy for treatment plans specific to the individual. The surgeon can then follow the plan during surgery and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm. Additional benefits may include a decrease in post-operative pain and the need for pain medication, resulting in a quicker return to a functional knee range of motion and shorter hospital stays.

Across the country, we are seeing a rise in less invasive procedures performed in same-day outpatient settings. The robotic arm-assisted procedures help prepare Premier Health for future industry trends in orthopedics. The combination of excellent surgeons, advancements in technology, and enhanced surgical experience positions our health system as a market leader in orthopedics today and into the future.

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