The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health has invested in new technology to drive better patient satisfaction following knee replacement surgery, deploying Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako joint replacement system.

Greater life expectancy and more active lifestyles are two reasons that experts predict a 189 percent increase in total knee replacements in the United States by 2030. However, studies show that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.

Stryker’s latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way orthopedic surgeons perform total knee replacements, ensuring improved accuracy in implant size, placement and alignment, all of which lead to greater patient comfort and satisfaction after knee replacement surgery.

“With the Mako system, our surgeons provide each patient with a tailored surgical experience based on the patient’s specific diagnosis and individual anatomy,” said Mercy Health Central Market President Pat Davis-Hagens.

“Using a virtual 3D model of the patient’s knee, surgeons create each patient’s surgical plan before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon validates the plan and makes any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan,” she added. “This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to providing the community with outstanding health care.”

The Jewish Hospital joins Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital in offering Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application in conjunction with the Mako System.