Humber Celebrates 1000th Case with ROSA Knee System: Claude’s Story
On April 3rd 2023, Humber River Hospital celebrated an exciting milestone as our surgeons completed their 1000th successful case with the life-changing ROSA Knee System! Through donor support, Humber was the first Hospital in Ontario to acquire ROSA in 2020. Ever since Dr. Sebastian Rodriguez-Elizalde’s first case with the surgical robot that year, ROSA has been helping us revolutionizing orthopaedic surgery, restoring mobility and hope for many patients.
In addition to helping us deliver even better knee-replacement outcomes, ROSA has created efficiencies that have helped the Hospital address surgical backlogs. Six Humber surgeons are now fully trained to operate with the robot – and with donor support we now have a second ROSA robot, which has allowed us to double our capacity for robotic knee surgeries!
Claude’s Milestone Knee
Once a passionate outdoorsman, Claude’s world had become painfully limited due to severe joint pain and swelling. Learning about ROSA’s capabilities from a friend who underwent a hip surgery, Claude was inspired by the promise of a more active and fulfilling life. He was particularly captivated by the robot’s precision, personalization, and the potential for a swift recovery.
ROSA robotically guides surgeons during total knee replacements like Claude’s, allowing for greater accuracy in positioning. It adapts to surgeon workflow, and provides data-driven intelligence during the surgery. The ROSA knee implant also comes in standard and narrow sizes to match various patient ethnicities, genders, and statures.
Under the skilled hands of Dr. Rodriguez-Elizalde and Humber’s exceptional surgical team, Claude’s surgery was a resounding success. Within hours, he was able to walk without pain and envision a future of hunting, fishing, and tending to his property once again.
Claude’s experience exemplifies the profound impact that leading-edge technology, coupled with compassionate care, can have on patients’ lives.
“Everyone communicated very well and explained everything to me thoroughly,” says Claude. “It was 100% a good experience! I am very happy to have made this decision.”
Expanding Robotic Surgery: ROSA Knee System
Humber River Hospital is at the forefront of surgical innovation in Canada and with donor support, our Robotic Surgery Program can continue to make a difference. To learn more, please contact Caterina Magisano at email@example.com