Highfield Hospital to launch new robotic system for total knee replacements ensuring greater accuracy

Date published: 18 March 2022

A surgeon at Highfield Hospital has become one of the first in the UK to use a new advanced robotic system for total and partial knee replacements.

Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Rama Mohan became one of the first surgeons in the UK to use the CORI system by medical equipment manufacturer Smith+Nephew, a compact and fully mobile system which incorporates a 3D intra-operative imaging system with advanced robotics.

The system digitally augments the procedure, allowing the surgeon to measure, plan, and perform a knee surgery which is personalised to the patient’s individual anatomy in theatre. 

Mr Mohan said: “The CORI system provides the treatment that patients are both demanding and deserve.

“With better patient outcomes, there is no question that this system is the future of orthopaedic surgery, allowing me to tailor the operation to the patient’s anatomy and soft tissue tension, thus helping to meet the individual patient expectations as I consult with them.”

Sean Crooks, Executive Director at The Highfield Hospital, said: “The Highfield Hospital is pioneering robotics for orthopaedic surgeries, and we are the first hospital in the North of England to be able to provide access to this technology.

“This investment not only shows our dedication to the latest surgical techniques, but to our patients who receive the highest quality care.” 

Simon Tarry, Managing Director, UK, Ireland & Nordics, Smith+Nephew, added: “The CORI system enables every patient to have a knee replacement that is shape matched and aligned to their specific anatomy.

“We know that outcomes aren’t consistent in non-robotic surgeries and that one in five patients have issues following surgery.

“Our technology has evolved so that we can achieve a personalised fit to each individual patient.”

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