Atlantic General Introduces New Robotic Technology for Joint Replacement Surgery


Berlin, MD – Atlantic General Hospital became the first hospital on the East Coast to offer Mako SmartRobotics™ for patients undergoing joint replacement surgery. This is an advancement in joint replacement that will transform the way total knee and hip replacements are performed.

Robotic arm-assisted surgery is a novel approach in joint replacement that offers more advanced patient-specific implant placement and positioning possibilities. The technology allows the surgeon to create a patient-specific 3D plan of her and perform the joint replacement using a surgeon-controlled robotic arm, allowing the surgery to be performed with a high degree of precision.

Demand for total knee replacement surgery in the U.S. is expected to grow 189% by 2030, according to Atlantic General officials, but surveys show nearly 20% of patients are satisfied after conventional surgery is not shown.

The Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with the clinically successful Triathlon Total Knee System, giving surgeons increased accuracy and precision for a more predictable surgical experience. increase.

Dr. Sean Hooker, Medical Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Atlantic General Hospital, explains: “There is something called haptic technology in this, where the robotic system provides another safety tool to stay within the boundary of the bone cut and prevent soft tissue damage.”

In clinical studies, Mako Total Knee has been shown to reduce pain, reduce the need for opioids for pain management in patients, reduce the need for physiotherapy in hospitalized patients, shorten hospital stays, and reduce knee pain. Possibly improved flexion and soft tissue protection were shown. manual technology.

“The system makes this process much more uniform, predictable and accurate than doing it manually,” Dr. Hooker tells Rob Petree. “This allows us to provide the people of the Eastern Shore with state-of-the-art technology and gives us great confidence that we can do it right every time.”

The Mako system also successfully addresses the growing need for hip replacement surgery in the community’s active elderly population. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to prepare the hip socket and place the implant according to the prescribed surgical plan. A controlled matched pair study to measure pelvic bone tissue removal suggested better bone preservation with Mako Total Hip compared to manual surgery.

Mako SmartRobotics™ consists of three unique components.

  • 3D CT-based planning,
  • · AccuStop™ haptic technology, and
  • Insightful data analysis

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