Press release from Waterbury Health:
Aug. 17, 2021
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase a staggering 180% between now and 2030 in United States. In Connecticut alone, an estimated 22 percent of adults over 25 are at high risk for osteoarthritis and may need surgical intervention.
A great number of patients are unaware of robotics-assisted procedures and recent advancements that have been made in the field of orthopedics.
“I tell the majority of my patients to forget everything they thought they knew about knee surgery,” said Dr. William Flynn, orthopedic surgeon at Waterbury Hospital. “Within the last few years, the advancements in robotics-assisted knee surgery alone have been a game changer for my patients.”
A recent survey conducted by global implant maker, Smith+Nephew and Kantar showed procedure fears and recovery time were the biggest concerns patients had about moving forward, but they expressed near unanimous interest in discussing robotics-assisted knee surgery with their physician.
Waterbury Hospital reached a significant milestone last month when Dr. William Flynn performed the first total knee replacement surgery using the CORI Surgical System.
Waterbury Hospital orthopedic surgeons have already performed several total knee replacement surgeries using the CORI Surgical System.
For more information on the procedure call the Waterbury Hospital Joint Replacement Center at 203-689-0080 or go to: https://waterbury.discovermorefearless.com/.
About Waterbury HEALTH
Waterbury HEALTH, which includes Waterbury Hospital, Alliance Medical Group, Cardiology Associates of Greater Waterbury, VNA Health at Home and Access Rehab Centers, Greater Waterbury Imaging Center, offers comprehensive healthcare services including primary care, emergency and acute care, and home healthcare. Serving Waterbury and 11 surrounding communities in Western Connecticut, Waterbury HEALTH is a member of Prospect Medical Holdings, Inc., a national family of hospitals and healthcare networks.
About the CORITM Surgical System Robot
Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORITM Surgical System combined with the features and benefits of Smith+Nephew’s implant portfolio can lead to the following patient benefits:
· Quicker, smoother recovery
· Regain function faster and return home sooner
· A unique plan: We use 3D digital modeling to get a surgical plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy. This means our surgeon can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery.
· A natural fit: Using these technologies patients can keep more of their natural bone and ligaments, including the ACL. That helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.
· A wide selection: Our surgeon is able to choose from the widest selection of implants available, so implants can be precision-matched to feel more like a patient’s own knee.
This press release was produced by Waterbury Health. The views expressed here are the author’s own.