West Boca Medical Center Now Performing Total Knee Replacements With Help From Robotic Technology

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Staff report

If you are going in for total knee replacement surgery at West Boca Medical Center, your doctor may receive some help from a robot.

The hospital is now offering patients Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed allowing surgeons to personalize procedures for each patient.

The technology enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said  Mitch Feldman, chief executive officer. “It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.”

The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.  To find out if Mako is right for you, visit www.westbocamedctr.com.