Kenmore Mercy Hosts Program on Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

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June 2, 2009

Kenmore Mercy Hospital, a Catholic Health facility, will host a free health information program, Partial Knee Replacement Made Simpler, on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 at 7 p.m. in the hospital’s Community Room.

The program will present an overview of knee replacement surgery for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis and how new surgical robots are making partial knee replacement surgery simpler, with shorter recovery times and improved results.

Already among the top providers in New York State for joint replacement surgery, robotic assisted surgery is adding a new dimension to Kenmore Mercy’s award-winning Knee & Hip Center.

The hospital recently introduced the MAKO TGS robotic surgical system for select partial knee replacement patients. The system uses an innovative robotic arm and patient-specific visualization technology to help surgeons remove the damaged portion of the knee while preserving healthy bone and surrounding tissue, replicating the unicondylar (partial knee) resurfacing operation invented by Kenmore Mercy’s own John Repicci, D.D.S., M.D.

During the program on June 10, participants will learn more about the MAKO procedure to see if it is right for them and be able to view a demonstration of the robotic system.

Registration is required by June 8 and space is limited.

For more information or to register for the program, call Catholic Health's HealthConnection at (716) 706-2112.