OrthoAspen becomes 1st facility in region to offer Mako robotic surgery system: 5 details

Jackie Drees -   Print  |

OrthoAspen (Colo.) became the first facility in Colorado's western region to implement Stryker's Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, according to The Aspen Times.

Here are five things to know:

1. The technology is designed to improve the precision and accuracy of total knee replacement surgeries while also reducing patient blood loss, surgical and recovery time.

2. Using a pre-operative CT scan of the patient's knee, surgeons can load the scan into the Mako system software and create a personalized surgical plan.

3. The technology allows surgeons to make adjustments during surgery as needed, and its robotic arm assists with precision of the pre-determined bone cuts.

4. Since 2006, more than 83,000 hip and knee surgeries using the Mako system have been performed around the world.

5. OrthoAspen surgeon and Mako specialist Tomas Pevny, MD, said over the next 20 years total knee replacement surgeries are expected to increase by 700 percent.

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