Engineering students learn surgical robotics at Holy Family Hospital

Our Engineering and Electronics/Robotics students learned today how surgical robots are used in surgery at Holy Family Hospital. Thirty-seven students traveled to the Methuen hospital to experience first-hand how robotics technology is used in health care, specifically for knee surgery.

Their day started with a lecture on the knee from a surgeon, followed by a Stryker engineer who gave an overview of the surgical robot and 3D imaging, specifically how it’s used in joint replacement knee surgery. Stryker is a leading manufacturer of medical technology, including implants used in orthopedic surgery and surgical robots. The day ended with students, the surgeon and engineer working with the robot to perform surgery using saw bones.