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The Medical Center to Host Demonstration of New Highly-Advanced Robotic Arm Technology for Hip and Knee Replacements

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Medical Center will host a demonstration of its recent investment in the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System on Friday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in The Medical Center Auditorium. The public will have an opportunity to “test drive” the new technology.

The Medical Center is the first in Southcentral Kentucky to offer total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement procedures, performed using the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System marketed by Stryker. The Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants. The Medical Center is one of only three hospitals in Kentucky which have invested in the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System.

The Mako System features a patient-specific visualization system and proprietary tactile robotic arm technology that is integrated with intelligent surgical instruments. It assists surgeons in pre-planning and in treating each patient uniquely and with consistently reproducible procedure. Mako Total Knee Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement are performed at The Medical Center by UK Orthopaedic Surgeons Sameer Badarudeen, M.D. and Rasesh Desai, M.D. with Medical Center Orthopaedics.