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OrthoConnecticut announces use of NEW Mako SmartRobotics System at Outpatient Surgical Center

OrthoConnecticut surgeons announce they are now using Stryker’s Mako SmartRobotics system for Total Hip, Total Knee and Partial Knee replacement surgery at their outpatient center, Western Connecticut Orthopedic Surgical Center (WCOSC) in Danbury. Now, to assist doctors with joint replacement procedures and provide greater accuracy, patients scheduled for same-day or single overnight surgery at the outpatient surgical center will be able to benefit from the Mako SmartRobotics technology.

“We are thrilled to have this state-of-the-art robotic technology available at our local outpatient surgical center,” says OrthoConnecticut Total Joint Specialist, Dr. Robert Deveney. “At WCOSC, we are now able to offer our patients the most advanced surgical technique supported by the finest robotic technology on an outpatient basis or for single night stays.”New Mako SmartRobotics System at Outpatient Surgical Center

The robotic-arm system enables doctors to create patient-specific surgical plans allowing for increased accuracy in implant placement for the best outcome and reduced pain in each case. The advanced system combines three key components: 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop haptic technology, and insightful data analytics, into one tool that has shown better outcomes for patients needing total hip, total knee, and partial knee procedures. In the past, surgery plans were created using two-dimensional Xrays. With the adoption of the Mako system at WCOSC, 3D imaging that delivers accurate and precise information on the exact size and position for a new prosthetic is now more accessible than ever.

Surgeons using this tool observe significant patient benefits:

  • reduced risk of inequality among joints on each side of the body
  • better and earlier range of motion as they return to activity
  • reduced pain following the procedure and during recovery

The Mako Total Hip Replacement is an advanced treatment option that enables highly accurate implant placement, which can reduce the risk for complications. The Mako Total Knee application is an option for patients with pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. The Mako Partial Knee Resurfacing is an alternative procedure to total knee replacement and is for patients with pain that has not affected their entire knee. It is minimally invasive, ensuring minimal effect on the bone and surrounding tissues.

“The most important advantage of Mako SmartRobotics is the increased accuracy in implant placement. This should lead to better outcomes such as fewer hip dislocations, increased stability, better balanced knee procedures that feel ‘more normal’ to patients, and more accurate surgical plan execution,” says OrthoConnecticut Total Joint Specialist, Dr. John Dunleavy. “We believe this technology is the future of joint replacement and will likely become the standard of care in the future,” continues Dr. Dunleavy.

OrthoConnecticut has been the area’s top multispecialty orthopedic practice for more than 60 years and strives to provide patients with exceptional orthopedic care utilizing state-of-the-art techniques.  Offices in 6 convenient locations (Danbury, New Milford, Litchfield, Ridgefield, Southbury and Sharon) offer comprehensive diagnostics, treatment, surgical and non-surgical care for the full range of musculoskeletal issues. For more information, to learn more about robotic-assisted surgery, or to schedule an appointment, visit or call 203.797.1500.