Seniors Series: New joint replacement procedures at San Ramon Regional

Seniors Series: New joint replacement procedures at San Ramon Regional
San Ramon Regional Medical Center is now offering new cutting-edge technology for knee and hip replacement surgeries with the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery, which hospital staff say will greatly improve patient care.

San Ramon Regional Medical Center is now offering new cutting-edge technology for knee and hip replacement surgeries with the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery, which hospital staff say will greatly improve patient care.

Developed by Stryker Corporation - an international medical technology company the Mako System enables surgeons at SRRMC to create personalized surgical plans for patients in need of knee and hip replacement surgery, providing knee alignment for a variety of different body types.

"The Mako partial knee is a great option for patients in their 80s and 90s," said Dr. Thomas Peatman, an orthopedic surgeon at the medical center. "Some patients in that age group do not want the recovery of a full knee, even a robotic-assisted one. When they learn about the robotic partial knee they find it is a simple rehab.

- By Ryan J. Degan/Pleasanton Weekly

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