TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Since the start of February, Stormont Vail Health and Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics and Sports Medicine began using a new “Rosa” robotic operation system for total knee replacements.

Dr. Michael Tilley said the robot ensures accuracy for the surgeon, a faster recovery time and longer-lasting relief for patients that leave Stormont Vail Orthopedics following it.

“Whether that’s range of motion, how the knee feels to them, the pain control, how quickly they get back to the things that they want to do. What this allows us do, is it allows us to put the implants in very, very precisely,” he said. “Especially on some of the complex deformity cases and stuff like that, that we can do. It also allows us to individualize the way we put the knee replacement in into each specific patient.”

The new technology, and the first of its kind in the region according to Tilley, allows the doctors to create a personalized…

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