Illinois Valley Community Hospital is proud to offer Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted technology
for knee and hip replacement procedures. This latest advancement in joint
replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures
are performed. Dr. Robert Mitchell of IVCH has been trained and certified
for Mako and is scheduling patients now.
Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that
offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment
and positioning.1-3 The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and
perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-controlled robotic arm
that helps execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.4-5
“I am excited about using this new technology for total knee, total
hip and partial knee replacements. Mako is changing the way these joint
replacement surgeries are performed,” said Dr. Mitchell. “Using
a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each
patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, so there is a clear plan
for how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating
room. During surgery, the surgeon can make any necessary adjustments.”
While IVCH believes this technology is a great advancement, our surgeons
also recognize that it might not be the right choice for all patients.
Individuals should consult with their own provider to determine the best
course of treatment for their situation.
“This investment in new technology demonstrates our commitment to
provide the community with outstanding healthcare,” said Tommy Hobbs,
Chief Executive Officer at IVCH.
Patients interested in receiving more information on this new technology
may contact Illinois Valley Orthopedics at 815.223.2143.