THINK Surgical, Inc., an innovator in the field of orthopedic robotic surgery, proudly announced Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center became the first facility in the western United States to utilize the latest iteration of the TSolution One robot from THINK Surgical. The system, manufactured by the Fremont, CA – based company features a true, active robot which supports a choice of knee implants from multiple manufacturers in its open implant library.
The procedure was performed by Ronald Hillock, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon on staff at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center and a partner at the Nevada Orthopedic and Spine Center. Dr. Hillock lauded the system stating, “I am very excited to be offering what I consider the next-level, robotic technology to my patients. I’ve evaluated all the other systems on the market, and, in my opinion, none compares to the cutting accuracy of this system. Accurate cuts are crucial to ensure proper fit of the implant and avoid loosening which commonly results from poor cuts.”
“We are privileged to work with Dr. Hillock and the orthopedics team at Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center,” said Stuart Simpson, CEO of THINK Surgical, Inc. “Our active robot system helps surgeons perform total knee replacement procedures with outstanding accuracy and precision. Moreover, our robot offers the only open implant library in orthopedics, which allows surgeons to choose the implant best suited for their patients from a selection featuring multiple companies.”
“We are proud to be the first hospital in the West offering this innovation in robotic technology and orthopedic surgery,” added Sajit Pullarkat, CEO/Managing Director, Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center. “This technology shows our commitment to provide advanced orthopedic care within our community.”
The TSolution One Total Knee Application combines two exclusive innovations into one integrated system to advance total joint replacement surgery. The system consists of TPLAN®, a 3D pre-surgical planning workstation and TCAT®, an active robot. The pre-surgical planning software allows the surgeon to design a roadmap for the joint replacement in a virtual environment leveraging a choice of implant options. One the day of the surgery, the surgeon uses the active robot to execute the pre-planned procedure preparing the joint according to the surgeon’s plan delivering precise, accurate placement of implants.