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Published on April 7, 2012 at 2:21 AM
By Andy Choi
Midtown Surgery Center has recently declared that its ambulatory surgical facility is first in the state to perform the innovative, robotic arm-guided procedure called MAKOplasty.
Orthopedic Surgeon at Empire State Orthopaedics, Dr. Andrew Rosen performed the MAKOplasty procedure last week. He said that this innovative MAKOplasty technology enabled him to provide his patients with a speedy, less invasive, and cost-effective surgical solution. This procedure can efficiently replace traditional knee surgery techniques and related instruments. Rapid recovery is one the major significant features associated in this technology. Dr. Rosen’s patient was able to walk within a few hours following the procedure, which represents the positive outcome of the surgery.
With the help of CT scan, 3D modeling and reconstruction of bone surfaces for optimal inter-component alignment been achieved in MAKOplasty procedure, thereby minimizing mal-alignment and increasing placement accuracy. The damaged area can be re-surfaced using MAKOplasty, by selectively targeting the portion of the knee that has been damaged by osteoarthritis, without causing any injury or damage to the healthy bone and its surrounding tissues.
According to the Managing Director at Midtown Surgery Center, Dr. Glen K. Lau, with the rising development of robotic joint surgery across the nation, upgrades in minimally invasive techniques will ensure joint replacement process as an outpatient procedure capable of revolutionizing orthopedics and healthcare technology. This procedure eliminates the need for overnight hospitalization, thereby protecting the patients from infections, and promoting cost-efficiency. The surgical center anticipates installing more computer-assisted and robotic technologies.
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