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June 26, 2019

Robot Assisted Total Knee Surgery Comes to Colorado Springs

by csog in Press Release

Robot Assisted Total Knee Surgery Comes to Colorado Springs

If you are a candidate for total knee surgery, you may wonder about the accuracy of robot assisted surgery.

Tyler R. Bron, MD, Ted L. Stringer, MD, and Eric K. Jepson, MD, of Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group are excited to pilot an innovative technology that will assist in total knee replacement surgery. They are among the first physicians in the Springs to use the Mako Robot. We’re thrilled to bring medical technologies to Southern Colorado that are traditionally only available in major cities. This robotic arm is specially designed to give the accuracy of robot assisted surgery and customization to total joint replacements. Patients can rest assured that the Mako Robot is safe and regulated by many safety features.

Patients frequently ask if the robot itself performs the surgery

No is the simple answer:

  • The surgeon sets up and controls the robotic arm during the entire procedure.
  • The process starts with a CT scan of the joint that helps create a 3D model of your knee.
  • Stryker’s Mako Software then creates a unique plan for your specific surgery.
  • In the operating room, the surgeon guides the robotic arm within the predefined area and marks off boundaries for the surgery.

Accuracy of robot assisted surgery

Because of the combination of a 3D model of your knee as well as the doctor’s physical assessment of its range of motion, this prosthetic is customized to each individual person’s anatomy. The physician is also able to direct the arm and make minor adjustments as the procedure continues. All of this combined with strict safety protocols makes the accuracy of robot assisted surgery a secure new way to help patients get the most out of their joint replacements.

To learn more about the Mako Robotic­Arm visit their website at https://patients.stryker.com/knee­replacement/options/mako­robotic­arm­assisted­total­knee

You can also call (719) 632­7669 to schedule a consult with Dr. Tyler R. Bron, Dr. Ted L. Stringer, or Dr. Eric K. Jepson to learn more about robot assisted surgery and other options for your knee or total joint.

About Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group:

Colorado Springs Orthopaedic Group is the largest independent orthopedic practice in Southern Colorado and has been providing care to the Colorado Springs community and Pikes Peak region since 1994. Our physicians are board-certified or board eligible and fellowship trained in many sub­specialties including not only the accuracy of robot assisted surgery, but also sports medicine, foot, ankle, spine, hand, upper extremity, trauma, and joint replacement. With this breadth of knowledge and expertise, we have you covered from head to toe. We provide orthopedic surgical and medical services when and where you need us. Our on­site capabilities include digital X-rays and MRIs, an Express Care walk-in clinic, osteoporosis screening, physical and occupational therapy, and a state-of-the-art outpatient surgery center. Schedule an appointment today! Call (719) 632­7669. We have two convenient locations to serve you in Colorado Springs.

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