Fort Walton Beach Medical Center 1st in area to offer MAKO knee and hip procedures — 5 details

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Fort Walton Beach (Fla.) Medical Center has begun treating patients with Stryker's Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Procedures.

Here are five things to know:

 

1. The technology includes a surgeon-controlled robotic arm that improves procedural accuracy.

 

2. Surgeons also use the technology to create a patient-specific 3D plan prior to the operation.

 

3. Mako Partial Knee is designed to relieve joint degeneration pain brought about by osteoarthritis that has yet to spread to all three knee compartments.

 

4. The Mako Total Hip treats degenerative joint disease of the hip.     

 

5. Fort Walton Beach Medical Center became the first hospital in the area to treat patients with Stryker's Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Procedures.

 

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center CEO Mitch Mongell said, "The incredible precision of Mako technology benefits our patients with a truly custom fit for their joint replacements. We are proud to be the first hospital in the area to use this innovative technology."

 

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