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New Orthopedic Surgical Platform Enhances Hip, Knee Replacement

Medical City North Hills in North Richland Hills has added an elite robotic platform to help patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery recover more quickly and be exposed to less radiation.

The new surgical robot offers a minimally invasive option with 3D technology, enabling the physician to precisely map out a surgical plan and individualize treatment based on the patient’s anatomy prior to entering the operating room. Using X-rays to create 3D images of a patient’s unique knee or hip structure and real-time information to monitor any anatomic movements during the procedure, the technology enhances the surgeon’s ability to plan out and place knee or hip implants with a high degree of accuracy and precision.

“For the patient, this means a faster recovery and return to normal activities,” says Mark Deno, CEO at Medical City North Hills. “Utilizing advanced technology to enhance patient care is another reason Medical City North Hills is the destination of choice for orthopedic excellence in our community.”

Minimally invasive orthopedic knee and hip surgery may help:

  • Reduce tissue trauma
  • Decrease the incision size, scarring
  • Reduce blood loss
  • Reduce pain

Patients often recover quicker and are able to return home 24 to 48 hours after surgery. This technology also enhances patient safety through the use of X-rays, which involves less exposure to radiation and improved efficiency for less time in the operating room. Reducing cumulative radiation dose, the sum total of radiation received by a patient over time is part of Medical City Healthcare’s Radiation Right program.

The addition of this new robot brings Medical City North Hills to a total of four robotic platforms.

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