South Baldwin Regional Medical Center the First in the Area to Offer Newest Technology in Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Procedures
Innovative Robotic Technology Allows Surgeons to Personalize Total Knee, Partial Knee and Total Hip Replacement Procedures to Each Patient
(Foley, AL – April 11, 2018) – Robotic-guided total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement technology has arrived in Baldwin County, and South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is proud to be the first health care provider to make this procedure available in our community. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed.
The total knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the robotic technology to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The robotic technology also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.
The partial knee application is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. It is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery.
The total hip application is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip. Orthopaedic surgeons can now fit artificial hip joints into the socket more precisely and less invasively using this technology, and more precision reduces the potential for complications.
“By providing this technology, South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed, offering each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said T. Gregory Terral, M.D., board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specially trained with this technique. “Using a virtual 3D model, I am able to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, I then can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total hip and partial knee replacements.”
“We are proud to be the first hospital to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Daniel McKinney, CEO for South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. “This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare that you can trust.”
To learn more about this and other robotic-arm assisted surgical options available at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center, visit www.SouthBaldwinRMC.com or www.myorthohealth.org/south-baldwin.
About South Baldwin Regional Medical Center
South Baldwin Regional Medical Center is an 112 bed, acute care hospital with over 800 employees and has a network of medical clinics serving Baldwin County. A dedicated and experienced medical staff offers over 32 medical specialties and the hospital offers services ranging from Baldwin County’s only Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine Centers, Women’s Imaging Center, comprehensive digital imaging center, 24-hour emergency department, and an extended hours urgent care & imaging center in Gulf Shores.
The hospital has received numerous awards and recognition, including Press Ganey Summit Award, Modern Health Care Best Places to Work and The Joint Commission’s Top Performer on Key Quality Measures. For more information, call (251) 949-3562 or visit SouthBaldwinRMC.com.