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ARROWHEAD HOSPITAL FIRST HOSPITAL IN ARIZONA TO OFFER MAKOPLASTY® HIP REPLACEMENT SURGERY

1/24/2013 1:00:00 AM

Robotic Arm Technology Enables a New Level of Precision in Total Hip Replacement

(Glendale, AZ) -- (January 14, 2013) – Arrowhead Hospital is the first hospital in the state to offer the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery performed using the RIO®, Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. RIO® is a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables the accurate alignment and positioning of implants. Orthopedic surgeons at Arrowhead Hospital, are scheduled to perform the first MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) at the hospital on Wednesday, January 18.

The advantage to using this cutting edge robotic surgical technology provides the specially trained orthopedic surgeon a patient-specific 3-D reconstruction to pre-plan the patient’s hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists the surgeon in preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy.

“The MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty allows me to more accurately position the implant, which is an important aspect in improving surgical outcomes and the lifespan of the implants used for hip replacement,” said Shane Martin, M.D., specially-trained MAKOplasty® orthopedic surgeon at Arrowhead Hospital. “The robotic arm technology enables me to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore patient mobility and active lifestyle.”

The MAKOplasty® THA, a groundbreaking surgical solution to potentially relieving hip pain, is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.

If you are interested in covering the first MAKOplasty procedure at Arrowhead Hospital or have any other questions, please contact Michael Neely at mneely65@yahoo.com or 410-419-0265.

About Arrowhead Hospital
Arrowhead Hospital, an affiliate of Abrazo Health, is conveniently located in the Northwest Valley, south of Loop 101 at 67th Avenue and Union Hills. Arrowhead is proud to be named a 2012 Arizona Performance Excellence Award in Category 4 - Measurement, Analysis, and Knowledge Management; a Midas+ Platinum Quality Award; and U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital’s - Metro Phoenix Area in 2011. Arrowhead is also designated as an accredited Chest Pain Center with PCI by the Society for Chest Pain Centers, a Cardiac Arrest Center and a Primary Stroke Center by Joint Commission. The full-service, acute care hospital offers such specialized services as a diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular program including open-heart surgery; comprehensive orthopedic services; 24-hour emergency care; obstetrics; inpatient and outpatient surgery; and women’s health care.

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Contact:

Mike Neely: (623) 572-4500

mneely65@yahoo.com

Arrowhead Hospital is the only hospital in Arizona that offers MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement.

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Knee pain. Hip pain. They’re just that – a pain.

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