Reston Hospital Center
January 20, 2016

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

Reston, Va. (Jan. 19, 2016) – HCA Virginia’s Reston Hospital Center is proud to offer Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, the latest innovation in total hip and partial knee replacement surgery performed using the Mako system – a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and positioning of hip and partial knee implant placement.

Drs. George Aguiar, M.D., Reston Hospital Center’s chairman of orthopedics, and Brad Boyd, D.O., orthopedic surgeon, are among the first to use the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted system.

“Getting implants positioned correctly is an extremely important aspect in improving surgical outcomes and the lifespan of the implants,” said Dr. Aguiar. “The robotic arm technology enables us to more accurately achieve the biomechanical alignments that are planned to fit the patient’s unique anatomy.”

Dr. Boyd adds, “The advantages of a Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted joint replacement allows the surgeon to combine the preoperative 3D model CT scan with intra-operative robotic templating to align the hip and knee components and leg length to an unprecedented level of accuracy that was not previously achievable without the robotic guidance.”

“We are excited to provide this innovative technology at Reston Hospital Center. It reflects our commitment to ensuring the highest standards of care for our patients,” said John Deardorff, CEO of Reston Hospital Center. “We are proud to offer the best healthcare and medical experience to meet our patients’ needs.”

In addition to the new Mako Robotic Arm, Reston Hospital Center has the region’s only Mazor Robotics Renaissance® Guidance System for spine surgery and the only da Vinci Xi, the newest surgical platform designed to enable complex surgery using a minimally invasive approach, creating the most comprehensive robotic program in the greater DC metropolitan area.

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