Richmond, VA – HCA Virginia’s Johnston-Willis Hospital performed its first total knee replacement surgery recently using the latest robotic-assisted technology.

The new ROSA® Knee System was developed to assist surgeons in optimizing their accuracy and efficiency when planning and performing total knee replacement procedures.

“This new technique provides our team the ability to target each procedure to the individual patient’s needs, and will result in more positive outcomes, less healing time, and higher quality of life for the patients immediately after surgery,” said Dr. Michael Wind, orthopedic surgeon at Chippenham and Johnston-Willis Hospitals.

This new technology produces an accurate 3D virtual image of the knee based on 2D pre-operative x-rays. The surgeon is able to use the program’s sophisticated software to formulate a precise surgical plan which, with guidance from the robotic arm, can be confidently and accurately executed during the procedure.

“Our hospital is dedicated to integrating the latest technology into our care options so that we can achieve our mission of improving the quality of life and overall health of our patients,” said Zach McCluskey, chief executive officer of Johnston-Willis Hospital. “We are proud to be leaders in robotic-assisted surgery and we remain dedicated to providing excellence in quality care for those we serve.”