Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute marks 1,500 surgeries with Mako


Allegheny Health Network Orthopaedic Institute has marked 1,500 surgeries with Stryker's Mako robot at Pittsburgh-based Allegheny General Hospital, according to a Dec. 9 press release.

It was the first program in western Pennsylvania to use the Mako in May 2014, the release said. Allegheny Health Network has also used Mako technology at Forbes Hospital in Monroeville, Saint Vincent Hospital in Erie and West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh. Across Allegheny Health Network, 4,000 surgeries have been done with Mako technology.

"Performing over 1,500 surgeries with the assistance of Mako is a true milestone for not only the Orthopaedic Institute, but the entire western Pennsylvania region," Patrick DeMeo, MD, orthopedic surgeon and chair of the AHN Orthopaedic Institute, said in the release. "The ability to utilize such transformative technology for knee and hip replacements across AHN has allowed us to provide the most innovative care to our patients, offering better clinical outcomes and overall quality of life."

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