MDNews - South of Boston

March 2012

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 5 of 19

COVER FEATURE MAKOplasty AS Improves Surgical Precision and Patient Outcomes at Quincy Medical Center 3-D Imaging and Robotic Arm Technology Improve Joint Replacement Procedures By Karen Doyle A M E R I C A N S C O N T I NUE T O enjoy longer l i fe expectancies, we also expect to remain active longer. For many people, the ability to stay active in older years requires surgical intervention, including partial and full joint replacement. Exciting new technologies being used at Quincy Medical Center in Quincy make these surgeries more effective than ever before, according to Leonid Dabuzhsky, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Quincy Medical Center. Dr. Dabuzhsky uses MAKOplasty, which employs the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, to gain unprecedented accuracy as he performs partial knee and total hip replacement procedures. For total knee replacement surgery, he uses the Praxim robotically assisted navigation system, designed and manufactured by OMNIlife science. Every Detail Planned Ahead of Time These technologies enable a surgeon to plan surgical procedures with remark- able detail using three-dimensional computer imaging. The robotic arm is then guided by the surgeon within the parameters that have been prescribed during the presurgery planning. 6 | South of Boston MD NEWS ■ MDNEWS.COM PHOTOS © RYAN RICHARDSON

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

view archives of MDNews - South of Boston - March 2012