A Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was held at Good Samaritan Hospital today to announce that the hospital is the first hospital in the region to offer Mako robotic-arm assisted knee and hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement is changing the way joint replacement surgery is 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. The technology allows surgeons to create a customized 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that helps the physician execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.
“Mako is transforming joint replacement surgery,” said Richard Evans, M.D., Vice President of Surgical Services at Bon Secours Charity Health System. “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, and during surgery, the robotic-arm allows the surgeon to implement the plan, leading to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”