December 31, 2023

Health Pros: Extraordinary Outcomes with Cutting Edge Technology

1.4 min read| Published On: December 31st, 2023|

By Akers Editorial

Health Pros: Extraordinary Outcomes with Cutting Edge Technology

1.4 min read| Published On: December 31st, 2023|

Extraordinary Outcomes with Cutting Edge Technology

Dr. John Williams, Jr. brings the latest knee replacement technology to The Villages.

Dr. John Williams, Jr. introduces the latest knee replacement technology, ROSA, to The Villages. ROSA, the Robotic Surgical Assistant, offers a personalized approach to knee replacement by utilizing a three-dimensional model created from intraoperative mapping of the knee via computer technology. This technology allows for accurate implant placement with less tissue dissection. By incorporating ROSA’s computer technology, camera, and optical trackers, Dr. Williams gains greater control and precision during surgery. As a result, patients experience a more natural knee feeling and improved alignment.

The use of ROSA brings several advantages to patients in The Villages. Approximately 40 percent of patients who undergo knee replacement using this technology can return home on the same day, while others may require a one-night hospital stay. Additionally, a multi-modal approach involving pain control medication, nerve blocks, and physical therapy accelerates the recovery process. This is particularly beneficial for residents of The Villages who maintain active lifestyles.

The significance of robotic knee implantation lies in the fact that each patient has unique anatomical characteristics. Achieving a precise fit is critical for post-surgical comfort, mobility, and overall experience. Having performed approximately 400 total knee replacements each year, for the past 23 years, Dr. Williams began utilizing ROSA robotic technology two years ago. By employing this state-of-the-art solution, he ensures that patients receive custom-fitted knee implants tailored to their specific needs. This promotes optimal post-surgical outcomes and patient satisfaction.

Unlike computer-assisted surgery, where the surgeon manually aligns the cutting bladescuts and implants, robotic surgery utilizes a high-precision robotic arm to align the bone cuts. Not only that, but robotic surgery is also considered the future of surgical procedures. Join us in embracing the cutting-edge advancements in surgical technology!

“Simply put, when I perform knee replacement surgeries, my goal is to help patients return to the quality of life they enjoyed before they began experiencing knee problems. ROSA gives me confidence and information I can use to achieve that goal.” 

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