Innovative Robotic Technology Allows Surgeons to Personalize Procedures to Each Patient in Northern Indiana
SOUTH BEND, IN, Feb 14, 2018– Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance is the first practice in northern Indiana to offer Stryker’s Mako robotic-arm assisted total knee procedure. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.
Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System), which enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.
“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by enabling surgeons to provide every patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their unique diagnosis and anatomy,” said Brian Ratigan, MD, of Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance. “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan 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. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.”
The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option 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.
“We are proud to be one of the first medical centers in Indiana to offer this highly advanced robotic technology,” said James Sieradzki, MD, President of Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance. “This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide our communities with outstanding healthcare.”
About Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance
Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance was formed by joining together the two leading orthopedic providers serving North Central Indiana and Southwestern Michigan. South Bend Orthopaedics (SBO) and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center (OSMC) bring together the current seven office locations in South Bend, Elkhart, Mishawaka, Goshen, LaPorte, Middlebury and Nappanee to form Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance.
Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance provides comprehensive musculoskeletal services including state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers, advanced MRI units, and fully equipped and staffed therapy services including both physical and occupational therapy. At Ascendant Orthopedic Alliance, our goal is to get you back in the game, whether that means sports, work, or just everyday life. We are experts in orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, concussion management, pain management, podiatry, joint replacement, hand, spine and other musculoskeletal conditions.
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