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November 21, 2017updated 22 Nov 2017 11:57am

Littleton Adventist to offer robotic technology for knee replacements

Littleton Adventist Hospital in the US is set to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements with the Mako System.

Littleton Adventist Hospital in the US is set to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements with the Mako System.

The latest technology enables surgeons and patients to have a predictable surgical experience.

The Mako robotic-arm, which allows to provide a personalised surgical experience to each patient, uses a virtual 3D model and allows surgeons to design each of the patient’s plan prior to surgery for precise implant placement.

By the way of CT-based 3D modelling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the system to personalise surgical plans and identify the ideal implant size, orientation as well as alignment.

Surgeons can also use the Mako System to modify the surgical plan intra-operatively.

Additionally, the Mako Partial knee application allows surgeons to resurface the diseased portion and spare the healthy bone and ligaments by targeting only the part of the joint damaged by osteoarthritis.

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The Mako Total Hip application is for adults suffering from degenerative joint disease.

Littleton Adventist Hospital chief operating officer Michael Brendel said: “We’re proud to be the first facility in our area to offer this advanced robotic technology. This demonstrates our commitment to precision medicine and expands our regional leadership in robotic surgery.”

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