September 01, 2022
Advancement offers more precision and accuracy and helps patients recover faster
West Hills Hospital is one of the first facilities in the Los Angeles area to offer new robotic-assisted technology for knee replacement. This new method offers surgeons a higher degree of precision and accuracy which can lead to patients getting back to their normal activities quicker. Orthopedic surgeon, Umesh Bhagia, MD, performed the first procedure at the hospital in late August.
Benefits to the patient include:
- A greater range of motion
- Less pain compared to traditional methods
- Faster recovery
In 2019, there were approximately 900,000 primary knee replacements performed in the United States.
Every knee is different, as is every patient requiring a knee replacement procedure. Robotic-Assisted technology helps surgeons perform a knee replacement with the use of data that's tailored to each patient's anatomy.
“This new technology helps our surgeons to create personalized plans that are specific to each patient,” said Donald David, MD, Chief Medical Office at West Hills Hospital. “We are proud to bring this innovative technology to the community.”