Missouri Delta Expanding on Orthopedic Technology

This innovative robotic technology allows surgeons to personalize procedures to each patient in the region.

SIKESTON, MO, 9-22-2020 – Missouri Delta was the first hospital in the region to offer Mako SmartRobotics™ for partial knee replacements. “Now we’ve expanded the technology to include total knee replacements,” explains Jason Schrumpf, President, Missouri Delta Medical Center. “This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed and opens up the use of this personalized technology to a wider population in our community.” Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030 (1), yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.(2) Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically successful Triathlon Total Knee System, which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased precision and accuracy.(3) Mako SmartRobotics™ consists of three unique components – 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology and insightful data analytics. In clinical studies, Mako Total Knee demonstrated the potential for patients to experience less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.(4,5) “This is a game changer for Southeast Missouri,” says Dr. Rudy Rodriguez, Orthopedic Surgeon at Missouri Delta Medical Center. “Robotic assisted knee replacement can potentially reduce the recovery time after a total knee arthroplasty and improve accuracy of the surgery. Additionally, this technology can provide patients with a more individualized surgical experience based on their specific anatomy.” “We are proud to be the first hospital in the region to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Schrumpf. “This addition takes our total knee joint program to the next level and further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”

About Missouri Delta Medical Center: Missouri Delta Medical Center has been providing comprehensive medical care to the people of Southeast Missouri since 1948. Our medical providers specialize in a wide range of services, and our staff focuses on offering personalized, compassionate care. The main hospital is located in Sikeston on N. Main Street and within our Physician Services network we have 24 primary care and specialty clinics throughout Southeast Missouri, including Sikeston, Portageville, New Madrid, Charleston, Dexter, Benton and Chaffee. Missouri Delta and its entities are accredited by The Joint Commission. For more information, visit www.missouridelta.com.

1. AAOS. Projected volume of primary and revision total joint replacement in the U.S. 2030 to 2060. http://aaos-annualmeeting-presskit.org/2018/research-news/sloan_ tjr/. Accessed May 9, 2018.
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3. Mahoney O, Kinsey T, Mont M, Hozack W, Orozco F, Chen A. Can computer generated 3D bone models improve the accuracy of total knee component placement compared to manual instrumentation? A prospective multi-center evaluation. Poster presented at: 32nd Annual Congress of the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty (ISTA); October 2-5, 2019; Toronto, Canada.
4. Kayani B, Konan S, Tahmassebi J, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Robotic–arm assisted total knee arthroplasty is associated with improved early functional recovery and reduced time to hospital discharge compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: A prospective cohort study. Bone Joint J. 2018;100-B(7):930-937. doi:10.1302/0301-620X.100B7.BJJ-2017-1449.R1.
5. Kayani B, Konan S, Pietrzak JRT, Haddad FS. Iatrogenic bone and soft tissue trauma in robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty compared with conventional jig-based total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study and validation of a new classification system. J Arthroplasty. 2018;33(8):2496-2501. doi:10.1016/j. arth.2018.03.042.