Orthopaedic surgical techniques continue to advance through the evolution of cutting edge technology. The most recent advancement in surgical techniques is robotic-assisted surgery. Dr. Christopher O’Grady is an enthusiastic adapter of this technology. He performed his first robotic-assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty at the Andrew's Institute, and has continued with highly successful robotic-assisted surgeries throughout the year.
This impressive surgical system, CORI, is a tool Dr. O'Grady uses which allows him to correctly size and position a surgical implant with computer and robotic assistance. A computer is used to model the unique shape and motion of a patient's knee, and then the procedure is virtually planned. Robotic assistance is used to provide an extra layer of precision and accuracy during procedures. This way, each surgery is performed exactly as the surgeon intends. The CORI system assists Dr. O'Grady during procedures by providing real-time data analysis which is crucial to the short and long term success of knee replacement surgeries. At this time, total knee replacement is the only procedure being performed with robotic assistance by Dr. O’Grady, however, he is working with The Institute for Human and Machine Cognition as well as with other industry leaders on the research and development of future robotic techniques which would ultimately lead to the inclusion of shoulder surgeries.
CORI System advantages:
Enhanced robotic knee workflow that saves time in the O.R.
Image-free, smart mapping (No CT/MRI required)
Real-time planning and gap assessment
Surgeon-controlled, handheld intelligence for a modern robotic approach.