New technology at Singing River Hospital

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Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula debuted their brand new cutting edge robot this morning.

The first total knee replacement was performed with the Stryker Mako system. The robotic technology transforms the way joint-replacement surgery is performed and enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.

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Through CT based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako system to create a personalized surgical plan and identify implant size, orientation, and alignment based on a patient’s unique anatomy. Dr. Daniel Wittersheim said, “The surgeon uses the robot as a tool to make his cuts. The cuts then are kept in the exact plane so you get the perfect cuts every time. In addition to that, there is a display monitor that will show us real time what is going on within the knee.”

The robot can assist with total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacement surgeries.