WVU Medicine adds knee replacement robot — 3 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | January 31, 2020 | Print  | Email

Ranson, W.Va.-based West Virginia University Medicine Jefferson Medical Center added the Rosa Knee System to assist with knee replacement procedures, The Journal reports.

What you should know:

1. The medical center believes it's the first facility in the Eastern Panhandle to add the Rosa system.

2. The Rosa technology uses 3D imaging to build computerized models. Surgeons can then use the model to plan the knee replacement and use the Rosa to assist with implant placement.

3. Orthopedic surgeon G. Bradford Wright, MD, spoke highly of the system, saying it was the "most technically advanced and most supported system" available.

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