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Day Kimball Healthcare Held “Meet Mako” Event

June 25, 2019

The Next Generation of Robotic Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery Right Here in Northeast CT

Day Kimball Hospital’s medical director of orthopedic surgery Dr. Kevin Reagan along with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Biren Chokshi hosted an event for DKH staff and the community to “Meet Mako®” – a viewing of DKH’s new Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology – at the Hospital on Thursday, June 20.  

Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is an innovative solution for those in need of knee or hip replacements. Using a 3D virtual model of the patient’s unique anatomy and a robotic arm, Mako helps surgeons execute a pre-determined surgical plan and perform joint replacement surgery.

At the event, staff and community members received a behind the scenes look at the robot as specialty trained Mako-certified surgical team members demonstrated a mock surgical plan for a knee replacement using 3D virtual modeling. Attendees also had the opportunity to step into the surgeons’ shoes and trial the robotic-arm themselves as they experienced first-hand the stability and precision the technology provides for a more accurate placement and alignment of the implant.

Learn more about Stryker’s Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System and Day Kimball Healthcare’s orthopedic service line by calling our team of associated orthopedic surgeons from The Center for Bone & Joint Care at 860-963-2133 or visit daykimball.org/mako.

PHOTO CAPTIONS:
(Top) Dr. Kevin Reagan (left), medical director of orthopedic robotic surgery at Day Kimball Hospital, and his colleague Dr. Biren Chokshi (right), discuss Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology and how it provides patients with a personalized surgical plan for hip or knee replacements to a group of DKH staff and community members at a “Meet Mako” event held at Day Kimball Hospital on June 20.

(Middle) Stryker Representative Brian Sullivan demonstrates a mock surgical plan for a knee replacement using 3D virtual modeling at a “Meet Mako®” event held at Day Kimball Hospital on June 20. 

(Left) Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Biren Chokshi (left) and Stryker Representative Brian Sullivan (right) guide Day Kimball Healthcare’s Pastoral Care and Volunteer Services Coordinator Janet Johnson as she demos DKH’s new Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System at a “Meet Mako®” event held at Day Kimball Hospital on June 20. 

(Right) Day Kimball Hospital orthopedic surgeon Dr. Biren Chokshi, Gary Pazienza, RN, Stryker Representative Brian Sullivan, Day Kimball Hospital Operating Room Charge Nurse Michelle Dickinson, and Day Kimball Healthcare Director of Surgical Services Cheryl Petrarca with DKH’s new Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System at a “Meet Mako®” event held at Day Kimball Hospital on June 20.

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