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Robotic arm for knee surgery in Jefferson Regional



Pine Bluff, Arkansas – The addition of the Mako SmartRobotics system for total knee replacements was announced by Jefferson Regional in Pine Bluff.

According to clinical studies, Mako Total Knee demonstrated the potential for patients to experience less pain, less need for pain medication, less need for inpatient physical therapy, shorter hospital stays, improved knee flexion, and soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.

Roy Burrell, M.D. of Jefferson Regional Orthopaedics and Spine, is now offering the Mako system to his patients. “A Mako 3-D CT scan allows me to create a personalized surgical plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy,” says Dr. Burrell. “However, if needed, I can make adjustments during the procedure while guiding the robotic arm. This technology allows for a more predictable surgical experience with increased precision and accuracy, and it’s exciting to offer this to the patients of Southeast Arkansas.”

Jefferson Regional Orthopaedic and Spine is located in the Jefferson Professional Center 1, 1609 West 40th Avenue in Pine Bluff.

To make an appointment, call 870-534-3449.