Central Maine Medical Center is the first hospital in Central Maine now offering Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee replacement and hip replacement surgery.
This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way joint replacement procedures are performed. Dr. Daniel Carlson and Dr. DeFrance launched this innovation with a MAKO total knee replacement on Monday, September 19th. They have undergone special training in addition to their fellowship training to perform this procedure. Our MAKO robotic certified team also includes orthopedic surgeons Dr. Michael Regan and Dr. Patrick Fallon.
Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. Joint replacement is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. This robotic technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.
“We are proud to be the first to use this innovative technology in central Maine,” said Dr. Lauren Adey, Chief of Orthopedics at Central Maine Healthcare. “It is part of our commitment to provide our community with outstanding healthcare.”
“The surgical team at CMH Orthopedics is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by using the Mako Robotic assisted technology enabling surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific anatomy,” said Dr. Carlson, Orthopedic Surgeon at CMH Orthopedics and Central Maine Medical Center. “Our surgical team has information at our fingertips that we’ve never had access to before.”