Delray Medical Center is the First Hospital in South Palm Beach County to Use the CORI™ Surgical System for Knee Replacement Surgery

Aug 19, 2021

Delray Beach, FL – Delray Medical Center is the first hospital in South Palm Beach County to use the CORI™ Surgical System for knee replacement surgery. Dr. Curtis Kephart is the first orthopedic surgeon to use this new technology at the hospital. The CORI™ Surgical System uses handheld robotics-assisted technology that helps the surgeon plan and perform the procedure. It also gives surgeons a three-dimensional view to help finalize and verify the selection of the knee implant and create a plan for surgery without the need for either a CT scan or MRI.

“This new procedure is groundbreaking for our community, and is designed to allow patients to have normal function in their knee, and return to their daily activities,” said Dr. Curtis Kephart, board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and member of the medical staff at Delray Medical Center. “We are committed to performing surgical procedures in a safe and secure environment, and our community can rest assured that we will provide the highest level of orthopaedic care to our patients.”

Robotics-assisted knee replacement surgery using the CORITM Surgical System can lead to the following patient benefits:

  • Quicker, smoother recovery
  • Regain function faster and return home sooner
  • A unique 3D digital model to get a surgical plan customized to the patients’ unique anatomy. The surgeon can perform the procedure more accurately than traditional knee replacement surgery.
  • A natural fit: Using these technologies patients can keep more of their natural bone and ligaments, including the ACL. 6 That helps maintain more of a natural rhythm and step.
  • A wide selection: The surgeon is able to choose from the widest selection of implants available, so implants can be precision-matched to feel more like a patient’s own knee.

“We are continually investing in advancements for our award-winning orthopaedics program because we recognize that our patients deserve access to the latest technology and treatments close to their homes,” said Maggie Gill, chief executive officer of the Palm Beach Health Network and Delray Medical Center. “In many cases, patients with co-morbidities who require orthopaedic treatment benefit greatly by utilizing a full-service, acute care hospital with a wide breadth of services, where other medical conditions can be managed safely at the same time.”

The Center for Advanced Orthopaedics is located on the third floor in the new Patient Tower of the Delray Medical Center campus. This beautifully designed expansion features private patient rooms and some of the latest technology to provide patients with the comfort and care needed for recovery. Orthopaedic surgery patients can also enjoy the new spacious gym located in the tower and staffed with physical therapists 7 days a week.

Hip, knee and shoulder replacements are becoming more common every day, as men and women seek a second chance for an active life. Learn more about Orthopedics services, or call 561-498-4440.

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