King’s Daughters Ohio is pleased to now offer total knee replacements using Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.
Through CT-based 3D modeling, orthopedic surgeon Gerry Trinidad, M.D., uses the Mako Total Knee application to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s specific diagnosis and unique anatomy. During surgery, he can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while controlling the robotic arm to perform the procedure.
“The Mako System is a true game changer in joint replacement surgery,” said Trinidad. “This is a patient-specific procedure. Everybody’s different. By using the Mako, we’re able to make the knee fit the patient as opposed to the patient fitting the knee. It’s exciting that this type of technology is now available to our patients right here in Portsmouth.”
The Mako System offers tremendous benefits to patients. The surgeon is able to make more precise incisions, helping to preserve healthy bone and protect soft tissue and ligaments. This leads to improved outcomes and, potentially, longer-lasting knee replacements.
“We are proud to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Ryan Ison, vice president, King’s Daughters Integrated Practices. “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”
Gerry Trinidad, M.D., specializes in joint replacement surgery, including knee, reverse total shoulder and anterior hip, as well as sports-related injuries. Dr. Trinidad sees patients at King’s Daughters Portsmouth Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, located at 1729 Kinneys Lane, Suite 102, and at King’s Daughters Medical Specialties Jackson, located at 14395 St. Rt. 93. To schedule an appointment, call 740.351.0980.