Innovative Robotic Technology Allows Personalized Procedures for patients in Hampton Roads, VA
Virginia Beach, VA, Dec 27, 2017 – G. Raymond Payne, MD and Wilford K. Gibson, MD of Atlantic Orthopaedic Specialists are two of the first surgeons to complete the training required to offer Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. Until recently the Mako System was used only in Total Hip Replacement and Partial Knee Replacement.
Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 20301, yet studies have shown that a percentage of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.2 Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven Triathlon Total Knee System, which enables surgeons to have more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.3
“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said Dr. Payne. “Using a virtual 3 D 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 that plan. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total hip, total knee and partial knee replacement.”
“Total knee replacement is an option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis and inflammatory or rheumatoid arthritis. Through the 3 D modeling of bone anatomy, we 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. We are proud to be among the first orthopaedic surgeons in the Hampton Roads area to offer this highly advanced technology,” said Dr. Gibson.
Dr. Payne sees patients in Virginia Beach at two AOS locations, 1800 Camelot Drive, near Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, and 1975 Glenn Mitchell Drive, near Sentara Princess Anne Hospital. Dr. Gibson sees patients in Norfolk at two AOS locations, 160 Kingsley Lane, near DePaul Hospital and 6160 Kempsville Circle, near Sentara Leigh Hospital.