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Benenden Hospital First in Kent for ROSA Knee Surgery

Mr Alex Chipperfield, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Benenden Hospital, with members of the Theatres team and the ROSA robot

Benenden Hospital has announced the installation of a state-of-the-art robotic-assisted surgery system in its operating theatres.

The Zimmer Biomet ROSA Knee System combines precise sensors, live data and a robotic arm, supporting surgeons in performing minimally invasive total knee replacements. Benenden Hospital is the first in Kent to use this particular system and joins only a handful of hospitals nationwide employing the technology.

Robotic surgery can be associated with reduced pain and patients benefit from quicker recovery times and a more tailored overall experience compared to traditional surgery.

Alex Chipperfield, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, said: “Benenden Hospital is a centre of excellence for knee replacement and our investment in this pioneering technology is another significant step towards improving the patient experience.

“It offers an ultimately better fit and function through a customised surgical plan, enabling faster healing and quicker recovery of motion.”

The ROSA Knee System is paired with a care management mobile app that helps support patients through their surgical preparation and recovery using smartphones and Apple Watch.

Benenden Hospital performs over 1,000 knee and hip replacements per year. The hospital supports the great work of the NHS, with the new ROSA system potentially helping to alleviate pressure on waiting lists.

The treatment takes place in a calm and welcoming environment in the heart of the Kent countryside, delivered by a highly experienced team of Orthopaedic Consultants and supported by dedicated nurses and physiotherapists.

Jane Abbott, Benenden Hospital Director, said: “This further investment in robotic technology within our theatres follows the installation of our first robot-assisted system, The Procept AquaBeam, earlier this year.

“As a hospital, we are committed to improving patient care through innovation, and this revolutionary technology promises improved longer-term results for our patients, getting them back to an active life much sooner.”

To find out more about the ROSA Knee System, view our introductory video and archived webinar below:

Lean more about the ROSA Knee System

Our experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr Alex Chipperfield explains how the ROSA knee system, a robotic surgical assistant that enhances the accuracy and balance of knee replacement surgeries.

Watch our knee replacement with robotic surgical assistance (ROSA) webinar

Mr Alex Chipperfield, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon discusses the benefits of robotic assisted knee surgery so you can get back to doing the things you love sooner. We are the leading provider of private knee treatments in Kent (PHIN, 2023).

Please note that any discounts advertised in this video are exclusive to attendees and registrants of the live event

Published on 17 January 2024