First Oregon MAKOplasty Performed at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center

Written by  Laura Dyrda | Wednesday, 26 January 2011 17:51
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Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center in Tualatin, Ore., recently became the first hospital in the state to perform MAKOplasty for minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing, according to a hospital news release.

The MAKOplasty procedure is powered by the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system for precision during the partial knee resurfacing. During the procedure, surgeons replace the damaged area of the knee with a custom implant.

The system allows the surgeon to pre-plan bone preparation and customizes implants using a CT scan of the patient's knee. During the procedure, the system creates a three-dimensional live-action, virtual view of the patient's bone surface that correlates with the pre-programmed surgical plan. The system also gives tactile, acoustic and visual feedback limits.

Read the Legacy Health release on MAKOplasty.

Read other coverage on MAKOplasty:

- MAKO Surgical Corp. Reports $12M in 3Q Revenue, Up 79%

- The Physician's Role During MAKOplasty: Q&A With Dr. Frank Noyes of Cincinnati Sportsmedicine & Orthopaedic Center

- First Michigan MAKOplasty Performed at Blodgett Hospital

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