The Hospital for Special Surgery CAS Center aims to develop and validate surgical navigation and medical robotics in orthopedic surgery. HSS is uniquely positioned to pioneer CAS technologies with the integration of important assets which are exclusive to the hospital.
HSS is home to clinical leaders from all fields of orthopedics, working with a high clinical volume in facilities that are equipped to perform all varieties of orthopedic procedures. Our Biomechanics faculty is internationally recognized, and we possess the ability to design implants and instrumentation "in-house." Since HSS also maintains strong relationships with implant companies, we are in an enviable position to facilitate and streamline the surgical process.
Andrew D. Pearle, MD, was one of three keynote speakers at the 2016 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) Annual Meeting’s “Game Changers Paper Session,” the first-ever event that focused on the importance of game changers in orthopedics, like the use of robotics during surgery. Dr. Pearle explained the evolution of robotics technology in orthopedic surgery and its impact on surgical outcomes. He also presented ongoing data findings that indicate when partial knee replacement surgery is completed with robotic technologies, revision surgery is less likely to be needed.
Through the use of these technologies, orthopedic surgeons at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) are able to create virtual pre-operative treatment plans to predict surgical outcomes and then execute those plans in the operating room. This form of precision medicine leads to more personalized care and more predictable outcome for patients.