Minnesota hospital debuts Stryker joint replacement robot


Cambridge (Minn.) Medical Center has added the Stryker Mako knee and hip replacement robotic arm, County News Review reported April 24.

"With the Mako robot, I know more about my patients than ever before, and I'm able to cut less," Cambridge orthopedic surgeon Robert Doohen, MD, said. "For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage, for others, greater bone preservation. Mako's 3D CT allows me to create a personalized plan based on each patient's unique anatomy all before entering the operating room. It's exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements."

The hospital is holding an open house on April 26 to showcase the robot, with a demonstration at 3:30 p.m.

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