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Morgan Medical Center Now Offering Advanced Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement With Stryker’s Mako SmartRobotics™ System

September 22, 2023

Leading state-of-the-art facility provides tailored, innovative, robotics technology for total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacement procedures in Morgan County

Morgan Medical Center — Morgan County’s acclaimed state-of-the-art community hospital — now offers Mako SmartRobotics™ procedures. The facility will use this highly advanced technology for total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacement procedures, becoming first in the area to provide all three services with the Mako SmartRobotics™ System.

Mako SmartRobotics System

Orthopedic sports medicine surgeon and sports medicine specialist, Dr. William Ashford, and a full surgical team will utilize Mako SmartRobotics™ at Morgan Medical Center.

“The Mako SmartRobotics™ System revolutionizes the approach to total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacements,” says Dr. Ashford. “We are thrilled to offer an innovative approach to knee and hip replacement surgeries that will provide an overall better patient experience and outcomes.”

Using 3D CT-based planning, AccuStopTM haptic technology, and insightful data analytics, Mako SmartRobotics™ System allows surgeons to validate plans and make necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm to execute minimal and precise cuts.

Ralph A. Castillo, CPA, CEO of Morgan Medical Center standing with the Mako SmartRobotics™ System.

Ralph A. Castillo, CPA, CEO of Morgan Medical Center

“Our top priority is our patient community,” says Ralph A. Castillo, CPA, CEO of Morgan Medical Center, “which is why we will continue to offer our patients top-tier care by staying at the forefront of medical technology. We are excited to continue transforming hospital care in Morgan County by introducing our Joint Replacement Program.”

Mako SmartRobotics™ System procedures include Mako Total Knee, Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee, and Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Hip. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology to help optimize Triathlon component positioning and enhance functional outcomes. Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee replacement is a treatment option to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Hip is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip.

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