Princeton Community Hospital Launches New Tool to Improve Orthopedic Surgery


PRINCETON, Va. (WVVA) – Princeton Community Hospital incorporates a tool that seeks to revolutionize orthopedic surgery in southern West Virginia.

The tool is called MAKO and is manufactured by Stryker. MAKO has improved the accuracy of hip and knee replacements. This gives surgeons the ability to personalize surgeries to improve pain management and postoperative healing.

Philip Branson, MD told us how MAKO will improve these procedures.

“What the robot then allows us to do is translate that very personal individual plan into the operating room. Then the robotic arm helps us make the cuts so that we execute the plan that we made digitally. The second step is, we in surgery can actually assess the results Alignment and balance All of the factors that contribute to a patient having a successful outcome.

MAKO’s price is around $ 2.2 million. The president and CEO of Princeton Community Hospital said it was an investment to improve the health of residents of southern West Virginia.

“Obviously, when you buy a robot, it’s a costly investment. But, at the same time, it’s an investment in this community. We are committed to being invested in this community. Region.”


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