Ohio hospital uses $1M robot in 700+ knee, hip replacements — 4 details

Written by Angie Stewart | October 09, 2019 | Print  |

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital has completed 700-plus knee and hip replacements using the Mako robot since January 2018, according to Mansfield News Journal, part of the USA Today network.

Four details:

1. In 2017, the hospital purchased two Mako robots for about $1 million each.

2. It took six months to calibrate the robots and upload the proper software.

3. The setup process can cost $250,000, according to Matthew Bernhard, MD, who was interviewed by MNJ. Dr. Bernhard has been performing total joint replacements since 1995.

4. Surgeons aim to use the robot for every total joint replacement performed at the hospital.

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