Capital Regional Medical Center September 06, 2018

Capital Regional Medical Center is now offering robotic-arm assisted knee & hip surgery with its robotic system.

Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the system to create a personalized, precise surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient's unique anatomy. The system also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.

"This system 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, including less tissue trauma," said Chesley Durgin, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Capital Regional Medical Center. "It's exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements."

Using a virtual 3D model, the system allows surgeons to create each patient's surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan.

"We are proud to be the first and only hospital in Tallahassee to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area," said Alan Keesee, President & CEO of Capital Regional Medical Center. "This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare."