By SÍLE MOLONEY
This thirty day period, Montefiore Health Technique introduced itsnew robotic joint substitute plan led by Dr. Carlos Alvarado who not long ago joined the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. Montefiore is one particular of the very first courses in the place to employ the new surgical robotic referred to as ROSA – Robotic Surgical Assistant.
In excess of 1 million total hip and overall knee replacement processes are performed each individual calendar year in the United States. Dr. Alvarado, director of robotic hip and knee surgical procedures, uses the new technology at Montefiore to make a 3D model of the patients’ bone anatomy by having x-rays, as opposed to most robotic devices which need CT scans. CT scans can be a lot more highly-priced and challenging to accessibility, so by applying x-rays, extra individuals could be suitable for this condition-of-the-artwork method.
ROSA is utilised underneath the course of the surgeon to tailor the placement of every patient’s knee implant. The robotic arm is guided by the surgeon to assistance enhance the precision of the medical procedures and lower the require for revisions. Montefiore has a single of the optimum quantity joint alternative systems in the regional place, furnishing care for the most complicated situations. Generally sufferers are ready to return residence the day following surgery.
Alvarado attended the College of Michigan Health-related College, was a resident at the Medical center for Joint Illnesses at NYU and was a fellow of Harvard Mixed Orthopedics, Brigham and Women’s Clinic Inc., Boston.