McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center Now Offering Innovative Technology in Total Knee Replacement

May 31, 2021

McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center is the first hospital in Lane County to offer Mako SmartRobotics™. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed. Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically successful Triathlon Total Knee System, which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased precision and accuracy. Mako SmartRobotics™ consists of three unique components – 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology and insightful data analytics. In clinical studies, Mako Total Knee demonstrated the potential for patients to experience 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 in comparison to manual techniques. “We are proud to be the first hospital to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Jana Waterman, VP of Business Development and Marketing at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”