(Tucson, AZ) – Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is the first hospital in Southern Arizona to offer the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery using a surgeon-controlled robotic-arm system that enhances accurate alignment and positioning of implants. OVH has offered robotic-assisted partial knee replacement using this system since 2012. Total joint replacements done using the technology can benefit patients with less time for recovery, reduced post-surgery discomfort, and improved implant fit and outcomes.
“Getting implants positioned correctly is an important aspect in improving surgical outcomes and the lifespan of the implants used for hip replacement,” said Michael Amini, M.D., an independent surgeon on the medical staff at Oro Valley Hospital who has been trained to use the system. “The robotic-arm technology enables us to more accurately achieve the biomechanical alignments that are planned to fit the patient’s unique anatomy.”
Here’s how robotic-assisted total hip replacement works: The system provides a patient-specific 3-D image of the patient’s hip based on a pre-operative CT scan. Using the 3-D model, the surgeon plans the optimal size and position of hip implant components. An implant consists of a cup and liner placed in the socket of the pelvis, and a femoral component with a femoral head and stem. Positioning of these components is critical for proper biomechanical reconstruction of the hip.
During surgery, the robotic system provides visualization of the joint and biomechanical data to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan. Robotic-assisted total hip technology assists surgeons in attaining precision in surgery which ultimately restores patients’ confidence in their mobility and helps them return to active lifestyles.
Like other total hip replacement procedures, robotic-assisted total hip may be a treatment option for people who suffer from either non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.
About Oro Valley Hospital
Oro Valley Hospital (OVH) is a 146-bed, all private-room acute-care hospital where technology and skilled professionals come together to provide compassionate, customer-focused care. Key services include orthopedics, inpatient rehabilitation, cardiology, minimally invasive surgery, gastroenterology, ENT, cardiopulmonary testing, imaging and diagnostics, emergency medicine and a Senior Behavioral Health Unit. OVH has received a Gold Seal designation from The Joint Commission for its total knee and total hip replacement programs as well as being certified as a Primary Stroke Center, is recognized as a Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, is certified as a level IV trauma center, Pediatric-Prepared Emergency Care and is NICHE certified for its Senior-Friendly ER. Oro Valley Hospital also has an affiliated physician practice, Northwest Allied Physicians, that offers primary care and specialist physicians. In addition, Oro Valley Hospital operates Rancho Vistoso Urgent Care. Oro Valley Hospital is located at 1551 East Tangerine Road in Oro Valley, Arizona and Rancho Vistoso Urgent Care is located at 13101 North Oracle Road in Oro Valley, Arizona.
1551 East Tangerine Road
Tucson, AZ 85755