New Castle IN, January 3, 2024 – Henry Community Health now offers Mako SmartRobotics™for joint replacements. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way totalknee replacements are performed. Dr. Thomas Mathews, an orthopedic surgeon for HenryCounty Center for Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine for over 30 years, is now certified inMako Robotic-Arm assisted surgery.

Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically successfulTriathlon Total Knee System, which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgicalexperience with increased precision and accuracy. Mako SmartRobotics™ consists of threeunique components – 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology, and insightful data analytics. In clinical studies, Mako Total Knee demonstrated the potential for patients toexperience less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy,reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion, and soft tissue protection incomparison to manual techniques.

“With Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee Replacement, I know more about my patients thanever before, and I’m able to cut less. For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage;for others, greater bone preservation,” said Dr. Thomas Mathews. “Mako’s 3D CT allows me tocreate a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy all before entering theoperating room. During surgery, I can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustmentswhile guiding the robotic arm to execute that plan. It’s exciting to offer this transformativetechnology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip, and partialknee replacements,” continued Dr. Mathews.

“This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide thecommunity with outstanding healthcare,” said Brian Ring, president and CEO.

To learn more about Mako Smartrobotics and other services provided by the team at HenryCounty Center for Orthopedics Surgery and Sports Medicine visit our website or call 765-521-7385.