Saline Health System begins offering robotic-assisted hip surgery
December 5, 2022
BENTON, Ark. (December 5, 2022) – Saline Health System recently upgraded its robotic surgery assistant so that it could be used for hip surgeries, and the first robotic-assisted hip surgery was performed Nov. 21.
The hospital has been using the robotic surgery assistant for knee replacements since October 2021, and they have been pleased with results, according to Dr. Jeff Johnson, orthopedic surgeon. The robotic surgery assistant guides surgeons during the surgeries by providing precise measurements for the angles of implants.
“If we get the angles and alignment of implants right, we have better motion, better function, less instability, less pain and increased survivorship of implants,” Johnson said. “So, that’s what we are using ROSA for — to make sure that the angles are the ideal angles.”
The robotic-assisted surgeries are also done using a less invasive anterior approach, which means shorter recovery times and better clinical outcomes.
The upgrade makes it possible for Saline County residents to have surgery done using state-of-the-art technology without having to leave their community, according to Saline Health System CEO Michael Stewart.
“It’s exciting for us to be able to offer the most advanced technology with the comfort and convenience of being close to home,” Stewart said. “The availability of robotic-assisted hip surgery is another step forward as we work to further our mission of making our communities healthier.”
Saline Memorial Hospital, a part of LifePoint Health, is a 177-bed acute care facility dedicated to making our communities healthier. The hospital is accredited through The Joint Commission for meeting quality and safety standards, the American College of Cardiology as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, the MBSAQUIP as a bariatric surgery center and the AASM as a sleep center. For more information about Saline Memorial Hospital, please call 501.776.6000 or visit SalineMemorial.org. For more information about LifePoint Health, visit LifePointHealth.net.