CCOE's Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS Brings Stryker's MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Service to Colorado Springs

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 General News
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Innovative robotic technology enables personalized total knee and partial knee replacement procedures at St. Francis Medical Center.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence (CCOE) surgeon Dr. Jason Weisstein is one of the first Joint Replacement and Limb Salvage Specialists in Colorado Springs to offer robotic knee replacement with Stryker's Mako System.

Dr. Weisstein has been involved with robotic technology for orthopedic joint replacement since 2011. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. [1,2,3,4]

The demand for joint replacements is expected to rise dramatically in the next decade. Knee replacement surgery in the United States is estimated to increase by 673 percent by 2030. [5] Yet studies have shown that approximately 20-30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. [6]

"With Mako, we can provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy," said Dr. Jason Weisstein. "Using a virtual 3D model, Mako allows me to create each patient's surgical plan before entering the operating room. During mako robotic surgery, we can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan. The addition of Mako to CCOE's orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare."

The Mako total Knee and partial knee applications are knee replacement treatment options designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. While some patients with extensive arthritis may be candidates for a total knee replacement, there are others who have only a limited amount of arthritis in their knee and may be candidates for partial knee replacement where two-thirds of the knee is virtually untouched.

These patients recover more quickly and typically experience less pain because a less invasive surgery is performed. Studies have shown robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual partial knee replacement procedures. [7,8,9]

About Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence (CCOE) is Colorado Springs' Premier Choice for Patient-Centered Orthopedic Care. Our seven board-certified orthopedic specialists work as a multi-disciplinary team to diagnose and treat the body's delicate framework: bones, muscles, and joints. Whether pain is caused by disease or an injury, our orthopedic surgeons, podiatric surgeon, sports performance specialists and physical therapists provide patients the relief to get back to doing the things they love. Find us at ccoe.us, on Facebook and Twitter.

Contact: Lisa Arther Colorado Center of Orthopaedic Excellence 719-623-1050 larther@ccoe.us

 

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