Sioux Center (Iowa) Health purchased Stryker's Mako robotic arm, a first for Sioux County, according to a Jan. 8 report from Sioux Center News.
The robot arrived about three weeks ago, and the center plans to use it in a knee replacement surgery later this month, the report said. In 2020, 17 hip replacements and 17 knee replacements were done at the center.
The Mako robot was a seven-year investment for the center and will allow patients to stay closer to home for procedures, the report said.
"We've been thinking about this purchase for the past couple of years and, knowing its benefits, wanted to have a few surgeons on staff who would be able to use it," CEO Cory Nelson said in the report. "With that in place and knowing we want to provide the highest quality care for our region, we felt this was a worthwhile investment."
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