Reston Hospital Performs First Total Knee Replacement Using Robotic Arm

Reston HospitalReston Hospital Center recently became the first hospital in the region to perform a total knee replacement surgery with the help of robotic arm-assisted technology.

According to a press release, orthopedic surgeon Bradley Boyd performed the procedure using the hospital’s new Mako Technology.

“The advantages of the Mako Technology allow me to combine a preoperative 3D model CT scan with intra‐operative robotic templating,” Boyd said in the release. “This enables an extremely accurate alignment of the knee components and leg length, fitting each patient’s unique anatomy.”

The hospital acquired the technology in 2015 for total hip and partial knee replacements, but it has now been expanded to total knee replacement surgeries.

“The addition of the Mako Total Knee Application to our current system is a direct reflection of our commitment to providing the best outcomes for our patients,” said John Deardorff, president and CEO of Reston Hospital Center, in the release. “It is our goal to remain at the forefront of technological advances in surgery so that we can continue to give our patients and medical staff access to the latest in surgical care.”

For more information about Reston Hospital Center, visit its website.

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