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Robotic surgery available for knees, hips

St. Margaret's is first local hospital with Mako Total Knee

SPRING VALLEY — St. Margaret’s Health is the first local hospital to offer Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.

This system can also be used for partial knee and total hip replacement.

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.

Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System), which has enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.

Dr. Paul Perona and Lacey Carls, PA-C, of the Family Orthopedic Center in Spring Valley, are now trained and certified to use this exciting new technology.

Patients can find comfort knowing that they are receiving the best in care without traveling to the larger hospitals out of the area. Currently, the closest facilities to the Illinois Valley that have this equipment are located in Peoria, New Lenox, and other metropolitan areas.

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” Perona said.

“We are proud to be among the first hospitals In Illinois and the first in the Illinois Valley to offer this highly advanced robotic technology,” said Tim Muntz, president and CEO of St. Margaret’s Health.

“This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding health care,” Muntz said.

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