Four orthopedic video operating room towers have arrived at UHNBC.
The Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation had identified this as a need last fall and funds were successfully raised through The Copper Falls Project, that wrapped up in November, and the Festival of Trees 2018.
With a total cost of $325,000, the four new towers supplied through ConMed will replace the current towers which are 10 years old and not reliable. This upgrade will result in faster, safer, less invasive surgeries which will lead to better patient outcomes and faster recovery times. It also provides state of the art equipment that helps attracting and retaining specialist in this area.
Working with the orthopedic surgeons for the region they identified a need for state of the art and more reliable equipment to help address their extensive patient waitlists. Hips and knees that need replacement, tears in a rotator cuff, and repetitive strain injuries cause incredible pain and suffering for many. This newer and state of the art operating room equipment will allow for less downtime in surgery, better images when performing a procedure which will result in quicker healing times and less invasive surgeries. This means everyone benefits from a more active lifestyle, less pain, and are back to doing what they love sooner.
“We are delighted to work with Northern Health and the supplier to bring these here so quickly,” said Judy Neiser, CEO for Spirit of the North Healthcare Foundation. “The generosity of everyone that supported this was overwhelming and really made it possible to have them here, and set up so quickly. Training on the new equipment is taking place right now – so we are excited.”