Almana Group of Hospitals and Zimmer Biomet partner to bring robotic-assisted total knee replacement technology to the Eastern Province
30 January, 2024, Dubai World Trade Centre – Almana Group of Hospitals , the largest medical company and healthcare provider in the Eastern Province, has partnered with Zimmer Biomet, a global leader in innovative technological solutions, to bring robotic-assisted total knee replacement technology to the Eastern Province for improved surgical precision, reduced pain and faster patient recovery.
Total knee replacement surgery is a very common and effective treatment for patients suffering with knee arthritis. However, the success of an individual’s knee replacement surgery is closely linked to the fit and function of the new knee implant1. A new robotic surgical assistant called the ROSA Knee System is now being used at Almana Hospitals to help support surgeons to target better fit and function than ever before. Patients are now benefitting from precise and personalised knee replacement surgery with a robotic surgical assistant and as a result, are able to recover faster and achieve a greater degree of joint flexibility allowing them a quicker return to normal activity2.
Mr. Mana Almana, CEO at Almana Group of Hospitals said: “We are excited to announce our strategic partnership, ushering in a new era of advanced healthcare technology at Almana Group of Hospitals. The integration of this ground-breaking technology signifies our commitment to delivering unparalleled patient outcomes. By embracing this innovation, we are not just improving the quality of care; we are redefining the very satisfaction our patients experience with our services, setting a new standard for excellence in healthcare delivery.”
The partnership was formalized at the Arab Health Conference at the Dubai World Trade Centre on 30 January, 2024 through a signing ceremony and was attended by Almana’s leadership and Zimmer Biomet representatives.
“Empowering tomorrow’s healthcare today; Zimmer Biomet embarks on a transformative collaboration with Almana Group of Hospitals to integrate the state-of-the-art robotic technology, unveiling a future where innovation meets compassionate care that will elevate patient experience”, said Farah Hamdan, Zimmer Biomet General Manager, Middle East, North Africa, and Turkey.
Robotic-assisted knee surgery has been associated with reduced pain, lower usage of pain relief medication, fewer physiotherapy sessions and overall improved knee function following surgery2. Robotic surgery has also been linked to shorter hospital stays and lower rates of hospital readmission compared to traditional surgical techniques3,4. Implementing this technology at Almana will significantly improve patients’ outcomes in terms of quality of life and restoration of daily physical activity.