Orthopedic Health of KC Newsletter Feb 2021
In This Issue:
- Total Joint ReplacementInnovations
- Focus on Shoulder
Innovations in Total joint Replacements
The term “surgical robotics” sounds like something straight from the old cartoon “The Jetsons”. Not only are surgical robotics a real thing, but a tool utilized at OHKC. Dr. JohnEggers, M.D., Ph.D., is one of the total joint surgeons at OHKC who is now using MakoSmartRobotics™ while performing total knee and other total joint replacements. ThisTotal Knee System, which was created by Stryker, has advanced robotic technology giving the surgeon a more predictable way to operate.
According to the Stryker website, the tool starts by creating a 3D rendering of the patient’sCT scan. This gives the surgeon a hands-on view of the patient’s anatomy. The surgeon is then able to create and plan the best approach for each surgery. One additional advantage that Stryker lists of using Mako SmartRobotics™ is the possibility of preserving more tissue on certain patients due to the planning now available before surgery.
Stryker goes on to report that their MakoSystem is the first and only SmartRobotics™System that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip, and partial knee replacements.
Dr. Eggers, along with the rest of OHKC, iscommitted to providing the community withoutstanding healthcare and is proud to be atthe forefront of innovative robotictechnology.
Focus on: Shoulder
An orthopedic surgeon who specializes on the shoulder focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of disorders and injuries of the shoulder joint and surrounding musculature. At OHKC, we have four shoulder specialists who offer surgical and non-surgical treatment of common shoulder conditions like impingement and bursitis to more significant problems like fractures, rotator cuff tears, instability, and osteoarthritis.