Pasco, Hillsborough & Pinellas, Florida – Medical Center of Trinity announced today that it is now offering an advanced robotic-assisted treatment option for total knee replacement. This innovative total knee replacement solution, designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.

The procedure utilizes advanced software and instrumentation to tailor each procedure to the patient’s unique anatomy in order to optimize implant fit and alignment. Technology eliminates the need for costly CT scans or MRIs and allows the surgeon to perform “virtual” surgery on a digital model before any bone is cut. A robotic cutting guide is then used by the surgeon to make the planned bone resections, helping to ensure accuracy. The surgeon maintains control and decision-making regarding the total knee replacement while providing a customized, patient-specific surgery. This allows for a less invasive surgical technique, compared to traditional knee replacement surgery, which may promote a quicker recovery.

“Our goal is to provide our patients with the best technology and treatment options available to help resolve pain and restore mobility from knee osteoarthritis. This sophisticated technology allows us to achieve the best possible outcome for our patients,” said Leigh Massengill, Chief Executive Officer of Medical Center of Trinity.

Peter Candelora, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon at Medical Center of Trinity has successfully performed this procedure. “The technology is designed to return patients to their active lifestyles. It allows me to offer patients a total joint replacement with an unparalleled level of precision and accuracy compared to traditional methods. The patient-specific approach enables optimal leg alignment for improved joint function and a more natural feel, “said Dr. Candelora.

About Medical Center of Trinity

Medical Center of Trinity is a 288 bed, state-of-the-art, all-private room hospital (Main Campus) strategically located in the tri-county area of Pasco, Pinellas, and Hillsborough Counties. The facility is located at 9330 State Road 54, Trinity, FL 34655, near the intersection of State Road (SR) 54 and Little Road.

Medical Center of Trinity has been designated as an Advanced Certified Primary Stroke Center and earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hips and Total Knees Certification.

Medical Center of Trinity is recognized among the nation’s Top Performers on five key quality measures - heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care and stroke by The Joint Commission— the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America. The Cancer Care program is an Accredited Community Cancer Program by the Commission on Cancer of the American College of Surgeons.

Medical Center of Trinity clinical and acute-care programs include:

  • Cancer Care
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Emergency Care – Adult and Pediatric
    • Medical Center of Trinity
    • Citrus Park ER
    • ER 24/7 ℠ in Palm Harbor
    • ER 24/7 ℠ in Lutz
  • Heart & Vascular
  • Men’s Health
  • Minimally Invasive Surgical Specialties
  • Obstetrics including NICU
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Robotic Assisted Surgery
  • Sleep Center
  • Spine & Orthopedics
  • Women’s Health
  • Women’s Imaging Center with Comprehensive Breast Care
  • Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine