Surgical robot introduced at Owatonna Hospital

Some of the most common surgeries performed at Allina Health’s Hospital in Owatonna just got a little easier with the help of their newest surgical assistant: the Stryker Mako Robotic Assisted-arm.

An open house and demonstration of the robot was held at the hospital Wednesday afternoon, where many hospital staff, patients and others stopped by to see the robot in action.

The Mako robot transforms the way Owatonna orthopedic surgeons perform total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements. It all starts with a CT scan that creates a 3D image of the patient’s unique anatomy, according to Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Scott Perkinson. From there, the surgeons are able to create a custom plan to perform the surgery to each patient’s unique needs down to the millimeter.

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Dr. Scott Perkinson, orthopedic surgeon at Owatonna Hospital, answered questions from both hospital staff and the public during the open house Wednesday introducing the Stryker robot, a technological surgical assistant specifically designed to aid in joint replacements. (Emily Kahnke/
Posted on December 08, 2022 in Sports and Orthopaedic SpecialistsOrthopedics

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