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What is the ROSA Knee system?

Meet ROSA, a robotic surgical assistant, developed by Zimmer Biomet. The ROSA Knee System’s precision robotic arm helps increase the success of your knee replacement surgery (compared to a traditional knee replacement) by assisting your Surgeon in the placement of your new implant.



How much does the ROSA Knee cost?

View our self-pay treatment prices and discounts for Benenden Health members below.

Take advantage of payment plans through our trusted partner, Chrysalis, and spread the cost of your treatment. Fit your repayments into your monthly budget rather than having to find the full cost at the time of your treatment.

Procedure type
Initial consultation price
Treatment price*
Monthly cost**
Member discount
Robot-assisted (ROSA) Knee
£185
From £14,700
From £355.44
10%
Robot-assisted (ROSA) Knee
Initial consultation price
£185

Treatment price*
From £14,700

Monthly cost**
From £355.44

Member discount
10%

I have a question about the ROSA Knee system

What are the benefits of the ROSA System for knee replacement?

A ROSA-supported knee replacement offers several benefits over a standard, non-robotic assisted total knee replacement. This includes:

  • Reduced likelihood of injury to the soft tissue surrounding your knee joint during surgery
  • Robotic surgery can be associated with reduced pain, so you may not need as much pain medication after your operation
  • Potentially a shorter stay in hospital and a quicker recovery, so you can get back to your daily activities
  • Better knee function after your surgery

How does the ROSA Knee System work?

Each individual knee is different; the ROSA Knee system uses hundreds of data points, which are collected before and during your surgery, to inform your Surgeon of specific details related to your unique anatomy.

This includes a camera and sensors, which are attached to your leg during surgery, to provide live information to your surgeon about the position of your knee. If your knee moves, ROSA can make automated minute adjustments to ensure that the plan designed by your surgeon is followed to exact detail.

Using this data to make more informed decisions, your Surgeon can plan for and carry out your surgery based on your individual needs.

Does the ROSA Knee robotic arm perform the surgery?

It's important to note that the ROSA cannot move on its own. It’s guided by the surgeon who will still carry out the entire procedure; the ROSA’s job is to assist them in placing your new knee joint.

Can any Orthopaedic Surgeon use the ROSA Knee System?

Only specially trained Orthopaedic Surgeons can use the robot.

Is the ROSA Knee System right for my total knee replacement?

Every individual’s situation is different and it’s important to find out which type of surgery is best for you. Your Surgeon will need to discuss whether this is the right option for you at an initial consultation.

Please contact our Private Patient team on 01580 363158 to book your appointment.

Can I get a knee replacement using the ROSA Knee System on my private medical insurance?

Please check with your insurance provider whether they would cover ‘Robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery’. If you gain an authorisation request, you can come to Benenden Hospital for treatment.

Discover more about the ROSA Knee System

Watch Zimmer Biomet's short video which explains how the ROSA Knee System works.

Our ROSA Orthopaedic Consultants

Mr Chipperfield

Alex Chipperfield

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Chipperfield's specialties include hip and knee replacement, revision hip and knee replacement, and more.

Mr Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Mark Jones is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in knee replacement and knee surgeries.

Mr Oliver

Matthew Oliver

Consultant Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Oliver's specialties include patient specific knee replacement, enhanced recovery protocols and Dupuytrens disease.

Mr Goddard

Richard Goddard

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Goddard's specialties include total knee replacement and Signature total knee replacement.

Contact us about ROSA-supported private knee replacement

It's easy to book online or by giving us a call.

References

1. Berend ME, Ritter MA, Meding JB, Faris PM, Keating EM, Redelman R, et al. Tibial component failure mechanisms in total knee arthroplasty. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004(428):26-34.

2. Parratte, S., et al. Accuracy of New Robotically-assisted Technique for Total Knee Arthroplasty: A Cadaveric Study. The Journal of Arthroplasty. 34(11): 2799-2803, 2019.

3. Kayani B, Konan S, Tahmassebi J, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty is associated with improved early functional recovery and reduced time to hospital discharge compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study. Bone Joint J. 2018;100-B(7):930-7.

4. Naziri Q, Cusson BC, Chaudhri M, Shah NV, Sastry A. Making the transition from traditional to robotic-arm assisted TKA: What to expect? A single surgeon comparative-analysis of the first-40 consecutive cases. J Orthop. 2019;16(4):364-8.

5. Cool CL, Jacofsky DJ, Seeger KA, Sodhi N, Mont MA. A 90-day episode-of-care cost analysis of robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty. J Comp Eff Res. 2019;8(5):327-36.

6. Data on file at Zimmer Biomet. Independent survey of 2000 patients on their considerations and concerns around robotic-assisted surgery. 2021