MAKO technology in Surgery 
Rhonda Koch, Marketing & PR     
Tuesday, 02 December 2008 
Perhaps you saw the billboard on Washington exit off I-10? 

Since October 2007, JFK has been using this MAKO robot in the surgical suite to assist our surgeons in knee replacement.  At that time, JFK was ONE OF ONLY 10 HOSPITALS NATIONWIDE, to invest in the technology.

MAKOPlasty patient Edgar Niethold pictured with his wife, Mary Lee. 


Photo of MAKO Tactile Guidance System used to treat osteoarthritis knee disease. 

MAKOplasty is used where a partial knee replacement is indicated. The technology helps the surgeon determine the precise alignment of an implant. It may result in less scarring, reduced soft tissue damage and rapid recovery.

Most patients who have this procedure are typically released from the hospital in one to two days and may return to normal duties within two weeks. Read one local resident's testimony or returning to golf within five weeks of his knee replacement with MAKO.

Advances in technology is just one of the ways that JFK support our physicians and staff in providing the highest of quality care. To find out is MAKOplasty is right for you, contact our FREE physician referral number 1-800-343-4535 and tell us you want to find an orthopedic physician on our staff who uses this procedure. 

Also, check our Community Education calendar to determine when the next FREE LECTURE SERIES event will be featuring a physician's talk on MAKOplasty tm.

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