September 9, 2019
The surgical team at Mansfield Orthopaedics, a specialty practice of Copley Hospital, is known across the region for their commitment to innovation and the delivery of exceptional care. Dr. John Macy, MD, Chief of Orthopaedics at Copley states, “Our goal at Mansfield Orthopaedics is to provide high value, cost effective, and patient-centric care that produces excellent outcomes that are meaningful to patients. This technology is a strategy that moves us towards that goal.” Two of the Mansfield Orthopaedic fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. Brian Aros and Dr. Nicholas Antell, are introducing robotic-assisted surgery to Mansfield’s knee replacement program.
Total knee arthroplasty is one of the most common procedures performed in the United States, and Copley’s orthopaedic surgeons perform greater than 500 joint replacements per year, of which more than 300 are knee replacements. Copley Hospital has acquired the Navio Surgical System, a robotics-assisted platform that will support Dr. Aros and Dr. Antell when performing knee arthroplasty surgeries. This system is used to prepare bone, size, and position knee implants, all factors that contribute to the outcome of the procedure. The Navio system does not require a pre-operative image (i.e. MRI or CT scan), but will allow the surgeons to collect patient specific data during the procedure that works in concert with their skilled hands to achieve accurate positioning of the knee implant based on each patient’s unique anatomy.
Dr. Antell remarks, “Our goal at Mansfield Orthopaedics and Copley Hospital has always been to give our patients the best possible surgical outcomes. Adding this type of technology, which can improve the precision of our joint replacement procedures, has the potential to do just that.”
Dr. Aros states, “Copley’s joint replacement program is committed to creating the best experience and outcomes for our patients. The introduction of robotic-assisted surgery gives our program the opportunity to improve the value-based care it delivers to patients undergoing knee replacement surgery. Our program has a fantastic team of clinical and non-clinical providers, and staff focused on delivering high quality care. This is what makes Copley, Copley.”
The introduction of the Navio system to Mansfield’s joint replacement program will be an addition to the numerous benefits a patient already receives when having knee replacement performed at Copley.
To learn more about knee replacement surgery visit the Mansfield Orthopaedics website at www.mansfieldorthopaedics.com or call their office at 802-888-8405.