Washington Regional adds Rosa robotic technology

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Orthopedic surgeons (from left) Kris Hanby, Matthew Coker and Jonathan Creech.

Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville now offers the Rosa (robotic surgical assistant) robotic hip replacement system.

Rosa Hip is the fourth robotic system in the Rosa portfolio developed by Indiana-based medical device company Zimmer Biomet. It was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) in 2021.

Rosa Hip helps surgeons customize the placement of hip implants for patients through minimally invasive surgery. By optimizing the view of the hip joint during surgery, Rosa Hip enables surgeons to place hip implants with greater accuracy according to the individual anatomy of each patient.

“The minimally invasive procedure with Rosa Hip is designed to accelerate recovery time and reduce pain,” said Kris Hanby, medical director of Washington Regional’s Total Joint Center. “We’re fortunate to have this technology, and Washington Regional is leading the way in innovation and technology in Northwest Arkansas.”

A Washington Regional spokeswoman said the hospital is the first in Northwest Arkansas to use the Rosa Hip technology.