July 16th, 2012

Bartow Regional First in Polk With Robot-Assisted Knee Resurfacing

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Orthopedic surgeons at Bartow Regional Medical Center are getting a helping hand from a robotic arm… Bartow Regional is the first hospital in Polk County with the MAKOplasty system, in which the surgeon uses 3-D modeling, computer assistance and the robotic arm to resurface damaged sections of the knee…Orthopedic surgeons at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville have done almost 100 cases with MAKOplasty since acquiring the system in November 2010. "We're very pleased with it," said Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, one of Mayo's orthopedic surgeons. "It gives us the expected outcomes, and patients are recovering well."

 

The Ledger by Robin Adams

Tags: 3-D modeling, Bartow Regional Medical Center, Dr. Cedric Ortiguera, MAKOplasty, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Orthopedics, robotic arm, Technology, The Ledger

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