McLeod Orthopaedics begins new robotic-assisted surgeries

Dr. Chad Thurman of McLeod Orthopaedics. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

McLeod Orthopaedics and Dr. Chad Thurman announce the start of robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
With more than 700 robotic cases completed during his fellowship training, Dr. Thurman is highly experienced in robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery. He is pleased to bring that expertise to his patients at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Robotic-assisted surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery. It allows the surgeon to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility and control than is possible with traditional techniques.
With robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery, the surgeon directly maneuvers the robot’s every move while at the bedside. An infrared camera and optical trackers provide real-time feedback as the surgeon continuously adjusts the robot during the procedure.
This advanced technology provides many benefits to the patient, including a precise and personalized fit, leading to a greater range of motion, less pain and a faster recovery than with traditional joint replacement surgery.
“Robotic-assisted knee replacement provides increased accuracy and precision and helps to reduce the patient’s early post-operative pain. The addition of robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery complements the already successful outpatient joint replacement program at McLeod Regional Medical Center, maintaining our position as a national leader in joint replacement surgery,” says Thurman.
At McLeod Health, specially trained surgeons currently perform robotic-assisted surgery in the areas of General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Gynecology, Thoracic Surgery and Urology.

Author: Stephan Drew

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