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Orthopedic surgeon highlights potential benefits of Rosa® knee system for total knee replacement

Havre, Montana – Total joint replacement is one of the most performed, elective surgical procedures in the United States. It is also becoming an increasingly popular outpatient procedure for Orthopedic Surgical practices across the country, including Northern Montana Hospital in Havre, Montana. But the latest trend is the use of robotic-assisted systems to ensure these surgeries have the best possible outcomes.

Having utilized the ROSA Knee System for several years at his previous location, Dr. M. Benjamin Farr and the OR team at Northern Montana Hospital are excited to bring the system to Havre and Northcentral Montana.  The Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee System, brings together robotic technology with industry-leading knee implants to help surgeons personalize surgical procedures for their patients. ROSA Knee is a robotically assisted surgical system designed to help perform total knee replacement surgery.  It includes features to assist with bone resections and assessing the state of soft tissues in order to facilitate implant positioning intraoperatively. Data provided by ROSA Knee assists with complex decision-making and enables surgeons to use computer and software technology to control and move surgical instruments, allowing for greater precision and flexibility during procedures.

“For everyone involved – surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients – ROSA Knee has the potential to offer a number of key benefits and advantages,” Dr. Farr said. “We know the decision to have joint replacement is often a difficult one for patients to make, and we believe these robotically-assisted technologies have the potential to make it an easier choice moving forward.”

Dr. Farr went on to explain, “Outpatient knee replacement surgery is a total knee replacement procedure that allows qualified patients to return home on the same day of the operation, rather than stay overnight on an inpatient basis. I will evaluate all interested patients in order to determine their eligibility for same-day knee replacement surgery.”

For more information on how patients may benefit from using ROSA Knee for total knee replacement, contact the Orthopedic Surgery Team at the Northern Montana Specialty Medical Center by calling 406-265-7831. More information on the Rosa Knee System can be found at

Rosa® knee system for total knee replacement
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