Pictured with the Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee application are: (L-R) Andrew Leech, chairman, Halifax Health-Foundation Board of Directors; Mary Bennett, board member, Halifax Heath-Foundation; Harold L. Goodemote II, chairman, Halifax Health Board of Commissioners; Jeff Feasel, president and chief executive officer, Halifax Health; and orthopedic surgeon Charles B. Williamson, M.D.
DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (January 3, 2020) – Halifax Health-Foundation recently provided $790,000 to Halifax Health Medical Center of Daytona Beach for the purchase of the newest technology in total knee replacement – Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee application.
The Mako Total Knee application is innovative robotic technology that allows surgeons to personalize procedures to each patient. The knee replacement treatment option is 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.
“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,” says Eric Little, director of surgical services for Halifax Health. “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan preoperatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan,” Little explains.
To learn more about the procedures and programs offered by the nationally recognized orthopedics team at Halifax Health - Center for Orthopedics, visit halifaxhealth.org/orthopedics.
For more information on Halifax Health-Foundation, the official charitable gift receiving agency for Halifax Health, visit halifaxhealth.org/foundation.
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