TALLAHASSEE – Tallahassee Orthopedic Clinic (TOC) offers robotic arm-assisted total and partial knee replacements. TOC will provide robotic surgery conducted with Stryker’s Mako Smart Robotics application, a highly advanced robotic technology. The robotic arm-assisted system allows the surgeon to control implants’ accurate alignment and positioning.
TOC has served North Florida and South Georgia as the region’s leading orthopedic practice for almost fifty years. More than seventy physicians and providers attend over 225,000 patient visits and conduct 12,500 annual surgeries across the practice’s seven clinic locations.
The Mako SmartRobotics procedure offers a treatment option for people experiencing stiffness or severe pain from degenerative joint disease. Dr. Chesley Durgin, M.D. said, “MAKO is enhancing the way knee replacement surgeries are performed. By using a CT-based, virtual 3D model, the MAKO system allows for each patient’s surgical plan to be personalized and adjusted prior to any bone resection and then executed with a high level of accuracy and predictability. This increased precision and customization has the potential to lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”
“We are excited to begin offering surgery using the Mako SmartRobotics system at TOC in mid-January. We saw a strong community desire to experience joint replacement surgery in an ambulatory surgery center setting and we are pleased to invest in the Mako robotic surgery to
help provide this experience for our patients.”, said Mike Boblitz, CEO.
Our new offering of the Mako Total Knee application is a key demonstration of TOC’s commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare, and we are proud to be at the forefront of innovative robotic technology.