HEALTHCARE In the News Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s Advanced Robotic Technology

Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s Advanced Robotic Technology

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Wickenburg Community Hospital (WCH) Orthopedic Surgery Services is now offering Mako SmartRobotics™ for total knee replacement surgeries. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven Triathlon Total Knee System,1 which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience.2

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030,3 yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.4 Through CT-based3Dmodeling of bone anatomy, our surgeons can now use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy and to virtually modify the surgical plan intraoperatively as needed. The only robotic-arm assisted surgical technology equipped with AccuStop™ haptic technology, Mako for Total Knee Replacement enables surgeons to limit soft tissue damage by providing visual, auditory and tactile feedback, limiting sawblade action outside of the haptic boundary.5

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by enabling surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said Mitch Wagner, MD at WCH. “Our surgical team has information at our fingertips that we’ve never had access to before.”

Stryker’s Mako System is the first and only SmartRobotics™ System that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements. Our new offering of the SmartRobotics™ System is a key demonstration of WCH’s commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare, and we are proud to be at the forefront of innovative robotic technology.

To learn more about Mako Total Knee surgery, please visit wickhosp.com/orthopedics.

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