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PALM COAST, Fla., May 27, 2015 – On May 18, approximately 80 community members joined Florida Hospital Flagler orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Keen for a free knee pain and MAKOplasty® seminar.
In March, Florida Hospital Flagler began offering MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
“Knee pain strikes millions every year. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and is a leading cause of disability worldwide,” said Keen. “Many people delay treatment, and by doing so, may risk greater pain and worse outcomes.”
Through its innovative use of this advanced technology, MAKOplasty takes partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision. The procedure is less invasive than traditional total knee surgery and is performed using RIO®, a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system.
Results have shown that patients who undergo a MAKOplasty procedure can potentially experience a shorter hospital stay, minimal blood loss, quicker rehabilitation and a smaller scar. In addition, many MAKOplasty patients are able to return to an active lifestyle within weeks of the procedure.
“Nearly 50 percent of people will develop knee osteoarthritis over their lifetime and MAKOplasty helps us to treat these patients at earlier stages and with greater precision,” said Keen. “MAKOplasty is less invasive and saves as much of your original knee as possible, giving patients relief from pain, mobility in their knees, and a return to their daily activities.”
About Florida Hospital Flagler
Florida Hospital Flagler is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 99-beds, Florida Hospital Flagler employs nearly 1,000 caregivers. Florida Hospital Flagler is comprised of the hospital’s main campus; Town Center Surgery, a freestanding outpatient center; and the Parkway Medical Plaza which includes a walk-in clinic, laboratory, imaging and women’s center and physician offices. For more information, call (386) 586-2000 or visit www.FloridaHospitalFlagler.com.
On May 18, approximately 80 community members joined Florida Hospital Flagler orthopedic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Keen (left) for a free knee pain and MAKOplasty® seminar. Stryker-MAKO territory sales manager John Webb (right) helped demonstrate the highly advanced MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing equipment.