Advanced, robotic-assisted treatment offers patients new option for knee replacements

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FEATURE — OMNIBotics, an advanced robotic-assisted treatment option for total knee replacement is now available in Southern Utah, delivering unparalleled precision to patients seeking joint replacement surgery.

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Dr. Todd and Scott Parry with Coral Desert Orthopaedics are the first in the area to perform the innovative procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.

OMNIBotics is the global leader in robotic-assisted total knee replacement, with over six years of clinical history worldwide. 

The OMNIBotics procedure utilizes advanced software and instrumentation to tailor each procedure to the patient’s unique anatomy in order to optimize implant fit and alignment. Patented OMNIBotics Bone Morphing technology eliminates the need for costly CT scans or MRIs and allows the surgeon to perform “virtual” surgery on a digital model before any bone is cut.

A robotic cutting guide is then used by the surgeon to make the planned bone resections, helping to ensure accuracy. The surgeon maintains control and decision-making regarding the total knee replacement while providing a customized, patient-specific surgery.

“What I have been most impressed with in using this next generation robotics system is the ability of the system to take into account ligament tension and not as just the measurements of the bones,” said Todd Parry.

OMNIBotics also allows for a less invasive surgical technique compared to traditional knee replacement surgery. This may promote a quicker recovery.

“Previous robot navigation systems have been able to perfect the bone cuts, but this new OMNIOmni robotic system allows us to take into account the laxity or tightness of the ligaments and adjust our component placement accordingly,” Parry said, adding that it results in an “unparalleled level of precision and accuracy.”

“The dynamic sensor that measures and allows us to incorporate this important data, is a huge step forward in the computer navigation and robotic systems.”

Parry said the patient-specific approach enables optimal leg alignment for improved joint function and a more natural feel.

Scott Parry said he is excited to provide patients with the “best technology and treatment options available” to help resolve pain and restore mobility due to knee osteoarthritis.

“The precision of the OMNIBotics technology allows us to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients,” he said. “I have personally used this robotic system over 25 times and the results are very exciting. We live in a great time to see the incredible things that technology can help us achieve.”

For more information about OMNIBotics make an appointment with Drs. Todd or Scott Parry, at Coral Desert Orthopaedics, with Revere Health, at (435) 628-9393.

Written by TODD PARRY, Coral Desert Orthopaedics.

This article was first published in St. George Health and Wellness magazine.

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