Goshen Orthopedics hosts launch event for robotic-assisted joint replacement
Goshen Orthopedics now has a robot to assist surgeons with knee and hip replacement. To celebrate this advanced technology, Goshen Orthopedics is hosting a launch event on Tuesday, June 20, 2023, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Goshen Hospital in the Arbor Conference Center. The event is open to the public and will include an educational session, robot name reveal, refreshments and gift basket raffle drawings.
Goshen Orthopedics is the only practice in Elkhart County and one of a select few in northern
Indiana offering robotic hip replacements with Mako SmartRobotics™. In fact, the first Mako SmartRobotics™ total hip replacement in Elkhart County was completed on May 24, 2023, by Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kyle Carlson.
The Mako SmartRobotics™ system is available for total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement. In most cases, patients experience less pain after surgery, stay fewer hours in the hospital and need less physical therapy during rehabilitation.
“Robotic-assisted surgery transforms the way we do knee and hip replacements,” said Orthopedic Surgeon Kyle Carlson, DO, at Goshen Orthopedics. “The technology increases accuracy and allows us to customize placement of the implant to fit each patient’s unique alignment and anatomy.”
Orthopedic surgeons use the advanced technology to plan and perform joint replacements with a high degree of accuracy. The implant feels natural and gives patients more strength, better function and greater balance in the joint.
“Our investment in this innovative technology demonstrates our commitment to provide our community with exceptional health care close to home,” said Randy Christophel, Goshen Health President and Chief Executive Officer.
Robotic-assisted knee and hip replacement surgeries are performed at Goshen Hospital. In many cases, patients are able to go home the same day as their surgery.