Surgery Center Cedar Rapids adds Mako robot for knee, hip replacements


Surgery Center Cedar Rapids (Iowa) has added Stryker's Mako robot for total knee and hip replacements, according to a May 29 report from Iowa News Now

The facility is the only outpatient surgery center in the area to add robotic technology for joint replacements, the report said. 

The Mako robot is designed to allow surgeons to more accurately and efficiently guide their tools while reducing patient blood loss, recovery times and reliance on pain medications. 

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