East Coast’s Only New Generation THINK Surgical Robot at Hackensack University Medical Center
Region’s First Hospital to Perform Total Knee Replacement Procedures with THINK Surgical's Next-Generation TSolution One Robot System
Hackensack University Medical Center recently completed the first total knee replacement on the East Coast using the newest generation of the TSolution One robot from THINK Surgical.
The procedure was performed by Yair D. Kissin, M.D., vice chair, Department of Orthopedics at Hackensack University Medical Center. The system features a true, active robot which supports a choice of knee implants from multiple manufacturers in its open implant library, which allows surgeons to choose the implant best suited for their patients from an array of companies.
The TSolution One® Total Knee Application combines two exclusive capabilities. The system consists of TPLAN®, a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and TCAT®, an active robot. The pre-surgical planning allows the surgeon to design and prepare the patient’s personalized joint replacement in a virtual environment plan with a choice of implant options. During the joint replacement surgery, the surgeon implements the patient’s pre-planned procedure using the active robot, which prepares the joint according to the surgeon’s plan and delivers precise implant placement. The robot produces highly accurate cuts while also preventing malposition and/or malalignment of the implant, which is important to ensure proper fit of the implant and avoid loosening that can occur with poor cuts.
“Hackensack University Medical Center is proud to be at the forefront of robotic technology and orthopedic surgery,” says Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president and chief hospital executive, Hackensack University Medical Center and executive vice president of Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health. “The addition of this active robot delivers the type of leading-edge care we strive to provide for our patients.”
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