The future of orthopaedic technology is ever expanding. Remarkable solutions to previously insurmountable problems are being discovered every day.
Here at St. Peter's, we have the technology to perform computer-guided surgeries in orthopaedics, as well as many other services. Computer-assisted surgery allows physicians to use GPS technology to operate with pinpoint accuracy.
St. Peter's is also a leader in the resurfacing of hips, an alternative to a total joint replacement. Doctors at St. Peter's now perform the latest innovation in joint replacement therapies—Birmingham hip resurfacing. For many patients, especially those under 60 years of age, hip resurfacing is an alternative to a total hip replacement. Within a year, patients generally return to all activities with no restrictions.
St. Peter's continues to be a leader into the future of orthopaedic technology and is very optimistic about how these continued advances will help our patients. It's projected that the number of people requiring orthopaedic interventions will triple in the next 20 years, and we at St. Peter's are committed to meeting that challenge.
High-tech Surgical Suites
The surgical suites and operating rooms at St. Peter's contain advance technologies to improve patient care. In addition to robotic, computer-assisted and image-guided surgical devices, the operating rooms at St. Peter's also feature large television screens where X-ray images are displayed during a procedure. St. Peter's has added other controls and equipment to support the surgeons, nurses and technical staff in the surgical suites.
St. Peter's is now building a Patient Care Pavilion—a three-story diagnostic and treatment platform topped by a three-story, 90-bed patient care pavilion. The diagnostic and treatment platform will include 22 new state-of-the-art surgical suites. The project is scheduled for completion in 2011.