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New Mako System Total and Partial Knee Replacement

MakoSystem- Total Knee

Innovative Technology Allows Surgeons to Personalize Procedures to Each Patient

Childress Regional Medical Center  is  one of the first hospitals in the region to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee and Total Knee replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning.1-3 The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.4-5

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed,” said Dr. Nicholas Souder  of Childress Regional Medical Center. “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, so there is a clear plan for how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of accuracy and predictability. The combination of these three features of the system has the potential to lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”

The Mako Partial Knee application is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Following the personalized pre-operative plan, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to execute the pre-determined surgical plan and to position the implant. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint. Studies have shown robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual partial knee replacement procedures.

”We are proud to be among the first  to use this innovative technology in the Texas Panhandle said Kevin Latimer, CEO of Childress Regional Medical Center. “It is part of our commitment to provide our community with outstanding healthcare.”

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