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May 19, 2021

Know More, Cut Less: Glenwood Regional Medical Center Now Offering Innovative Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

Mako SmartRobotics™ technology allows West Monroe orthopedic surgeons to personalize total knee, partial knee and total hip replacement procedures

WEST MONROE, LA (May 19, 2021)—Glenwood Regional Medical Center is the latest hospital in the region to offer Mako SmartRobotics™.  This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed, helping surgeons know more and cut less.

“We are proud to offer this highly advanced technology in our area,” said Jeremy Tinnerello, President of Glenwood Regional Medical Center.  “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”

“With Mako SmartRobotics™, I know more about my patients than ever before, and I’m able to cut less.  For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage; for others, greater bone preservation,” said Timothy Davenport Spires, Jr., MD of North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic.  “Mako’s 3D CT allows me to create a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy before entering the operation room.  During surgery, I can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm to execute that plan.”

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. For the patient, this can translate to less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and greater soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques. 

Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee replacement is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.  By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to protect the healthy bone surrounding the knee joint. 

Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Hip is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip.  In a controlled matched-paired study to measure acetabular bone resection, results suggested greater bone preservation for Mako Total Hip compared to manual surgery.

About Glenwood Regional Medical Center
Glenwood Regional Medical Center is a 278-bed, state-of-the-art hospital located in West Monroe, Louisiana. Glenwood offers comprehensive healthcare services, including emergency care, heart care, advanced surgical procedures, diagnostic imaging, maternity care, rehabilitation services, and help for a broad range of medical conditions. Equipped with the most advanced medical technology, and staffed by a team of highly skilled healthcare professionals, Glenwood is committed to providing high-quality care in a friendly hospital environment.

About Steward Health Care
Steward Health Care’s physician-owned and -led business model was built to unlock access to the highest-quality care at a sustainable cost, committed to providing personalized, ongoing medical services that positively impact patients’ physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

Based in Dallas and founded in 2010 by Ralph de la Torre, M.D., Steward Health Care is the largest physician-owned health care network with more than 5,500 providers and 43,000 health care professionals empowering the health and wellness journey of 12.3 million patients a year through its extensive global network of hospitals, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities and substantial behavioral health services.

Steward Health Care currently operates 39 hospitals across Arizona (4), Arkansas (1), Florida (3), Louisiana (1), Massachusetts (10), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (1), Texas (7) and Utah (5), as well as in Malta (2) and Colombia (3).

For more information, visit www.steward.org.