Robot-assisted knee surgery at Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch
In May 2021, Helios Klinikum Berlin-Buch has introduced a semi-active robot called ROSA (Robotic Surgery Assistant) for knee joint surgeries and the insertion of an artificial knee joint (knee endoprosthesis). From now on the orthopaedics department headed by Prof. Dr. med. Daniel Kendoff is one of 15 clinics in Germany where these robot-assisted surgeries are possible. The use of this modern medical technology enables high-precision work and millimeter-precise insertion of the artificial knee joint. This is essential because a minimal misalignment of the prosthesis can potentially lead to permanent discomfort for the patient. With the robot, the sectional planes are clearly defined, while the instruments are manually handled by the surgeon. Pain and difficulties in moving the knee can thus be better avoided. More information about Helios can be found here.