THINK Surgical, a developer in the field of orthopedic robotic surgery, announced that Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center became the first facility in the western U.S. to utilize the latest iteration of its TSolution One robot.
The system features a true, active robot which supports a choice of knee implants from multiple manufacturers in its open implant library. The procedure was performed by Ronald Hillock, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center and a partner at the Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center.
“I am very excited to be offering what I consider the next-level, robotic technology to my patients,” says Hillock. “I’ve evaluated all the other systems on the market, and, in my opinion, none compares to the cutting accuracy of this system. Accurate cuts are crucial to ensure proper fit of the implant and avoid loosening which commonly results from poor cuts.”
The TSolution One Total Knee Application combines two exclusive innovations into one integrated system to advance total joint replacement surgery. The system consists of TPLAN, a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and TCAT, an active robot. The pre-surgical planning software allows the surgeon to design a roadmap for the joint replacement in a virtual environment leveraging a choice of implant options.
“We are privileged to work with Dr. Hillock and the orthopedics team at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center,” says Stuart Simpson, CEO of THINK Surgical, Inc. “Our active robot system helps surgeons perform total knee replacement procedures with outstanding accuracy and precision. Moreover, our robot offers the only open implant library in orthopedics, which allows surgeons to choose the implant best suited for their patients from a selection featuring multiple companies.”
On the day of the surgery, the surgeon uses the active robot to execute the pre-planned procedure preparing the joint according to the surgeon’s plan delivering precise, accurate placement of implants.
Featured image: The TSolution One System from THINK Surgical is the only surgical robot for TKA that allows choice across a library of implants from different manufacturers, facilitating greater choice and patient customization. Photo: THINK Surgical