Prior to surgery, you’ll get a series of X-rays done, which will help your surgeon create a personal plan for your surgery. Your personalized plan plus data collected during your surgery will provide immediate feedback to your surgeon, resulting in a surgery completely customized to you.
ROSA® Robotic Hip Technology for Hip Replacement
What is ROSA Robotic Technology?
You’re unique and so is your individual anatomy. That’s why Zimmer Biomet offers ROSA® Hip robotic technology. ROSA, which stands for Robotic Surgical Assistant, is designed to help your specially trained surgeon customize the placement of your hip implant just for you. Here, we will explain what makes ROSA Robotics unique, what to expect before surgery, what will happen with the ROSA Hip robot during surgery and what to expect after your surgery.
Why ROSA Robotic Technology?
Getting an accurate1 hip implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following hip replacement surgery. ROSA Robotics uses data collected before your surgery (pre-operative) and during your surgery (intra-operative) 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.
Why a Robotic Hip Replacement?
ROSA Hip is a minimally invasive hip procedure using a 3-to-6 inch incision2 on the front of your leg, compared to an 8-to-12 inch incision3 on the side or back of your leg with a conventional hip replacement procedure. This minimally invasive hip procedure is called Anterior Supine. It allows your surgeon to have an optimized view of your hip joint during surgery.
This procedure also allows your surgeon to preserve the tissue that keeps your joint tight, which reduces the risk of dislocation4 after surgery. Dislocation is when your hip comes out of the socket.
Every patient’s surgical experience may differ, but the minimally invasive Anterior Supine Hip Procedure with ROSA Hip is designed to:
Accelerate recovery time and reduce pain due to the minimal trauma to muscles, tendons and nerves.4
Reduce scarring from the use of a smaller incision.
More rapid stability of the hip, because muscles are not disrupted during the procedure.4
Less radiation exposure as a CT scan is not required.
A Personalized Surgical Experience
The surgical procedure using the ROSA Hip robot is similar to conventional hip replacement, but with a robotic assistant. Your surgeon has been specially trained to use the ROSA Hip robot to personalize the surgical approach for your unique anatomy. It’s important to understand that the robot does not operate on its own. Your surgeon is in the operating room the entire time and is making all of the decisions throughout your surgery.
During your procedure, your surgeon will take several X-rays, which ROSA will use to provide real-time data to your surgeon. This information, combined with your surgeon’s skill, helps him/her know how to position your implant based on your unique anatomy.
Following surgery, you may be hospitalized based upon the recovery plan your surgeon decides is best for you. Upon returning home, you will need to continue taking your regular medications and exercising as directed by your surgeon or physical therapist. Walking, remaining active and practicing the required exercises are the quickest ways to full recovery.
Recovery time varies, but most people should be able to drive after two weeks, garden after three to four weeks and golf after six to eight weeks. Your surgeon will tell you when and what activities you can return to and what activities to avoid.
Results are not necessarily typical, indicative, or representative of all recipient patients. Results will vary due to health, weight, activity and other variables.
While uncommon, complications can occur during and after surgery. Some complications include, but are not limited to, infection, blood clots, implant breakage, malalignment and premature wear, any of which can require additional surgery. Although implant surgery is extremely successful in most cases, some patients still experience stiffness and pain. No implant will last forever, and factors such as your post-surgery activities and weight can affect longevity. Be sure to discuss these and other risks with your surgeon.
There are many things that your surgeon may do to minimize the potential for complications. Your surgeon may have you see a medical physician before surgery to obtain tests. You may also need to have your dental work up-to-date and may be shown how to prepare your home to avoid falls.
The decision to have surgery is sometimes difficult. We hope that this information has helped you understand the ROSA Hip System so that you can make the best decision for yourself. This information is not intended to replace the human experience and counsel of your orthopedic surgeon. If you have any further questions, please speak with your orthopedic surgeon.
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- OrthoInfo. Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement. https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/treatment/minimally-invasive-total-hip-replacement/#:~:text=In%20this %20type%20of %20minimally,the%2 0 outside%20of%20the%20hip
- OrthoONE. Anterior Hip Replacement. https://orthoonedenver.com/service/anterior-hip -replacement
- Ozaki, Yu, et al. Posterior Versus Direct Anterior Approach in Total Hip Arthroplasty. SICOT-J (2018) 4, 54
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