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Dosher Memorial Hospital is now performing hip and knee replacements with Mako Smart Robotics.

Dosher Memorial Hospital is now utilizing robotic arm assisted surgery for total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacement

Innovative Technology Allows Surgeons to Personalize Procedures to Each Patient

Dosher Memorial Hospital was one of the first hospitals in the region to offer Stryker's Mako robotic-arm assisted total hip, total knee, and partial knee replacement procedures. This is the latest advancement in joint replacement surgery, which is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. Dosher launched their robotics program in early 2021 with Mako partial and total knee. Due to consistent positive patient outcomes from Mako knee cases, hospital executives agreed that this was a program which needed to be expanded. Therefore, Mako Total Hip was added to Dosher's robotic capabilities in May of 2022.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.

Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient's surgical plan, with a mapped-out strategy before the surgeon enters the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of accuracy and predictability.

The Mako hip and knee applications are treatment options for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip or knee.

Members of the Dosher Surgical Services Team assist in a Mako robotic hip replacement. The CT planning image on the screen creates a 3D image of the patient's anatomy to create a personalized surgical plan.