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Kettering Adventist HealthCare Offers Innovative Robotic Technology

Story by Christina Keresoma

Kettering Adventist HealthCare is the first in the region to offer innovative Stryker Mako robotic technology for joint replacements. For people suffering from knee or hip pain, daily activities like walking can put immense stress on their bodies.

Local orthopedic surgeons are offering patients a technologically advanced joint replacement procedure tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy. To tailor each procedure, the surgeons are using Stryker’s Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted System for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements.

Prior to surgery, a CT scan is taken of the joint to generate a 3D virtual model of the patient’s unique anatomy. The 3D model helps the orthopedic surgeon see things he or she can’t typically see with an X-ray alone.

Throughout the procedure, Mako provides real-time data to the surgeon. This allows the surgeon to continuously assess the movement and tension of the new joint and adjust the surgical plan if desired.

“Patients have a quick recovery, less swelling, less pain, and less trauma to the soft tissue. It’s exciting to be able to offer this technology that allows us to place a hip or knee replacement in more of a normal position, making it feel more like a normal joint,” says Chad Weber, DO, an orthopedic surgeon who performs joint replacements with the Mako System at Grandview Medical Center.

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