New Technology Assists in Hip, Knee Replacement
Reston Hospital Center offers Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology. The Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and positioning of hip and partial knee implant placement.
Drs. George Aguiar, M.D., Reston Hospital Center’s chairman of orthopedics, and Brad Boyd, D.O., orthopedic surgeon, are among the first to use the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted system.
“Getting implants positioned correctly is an extremely important aspect in improving surgical outcomes and the lifespan of the implants,” said Aguiar. “The robotic arm technology enables us to more accurately achieve the biomechanical alignments that are planned to fit the patient’s unique anatomy.”
Boyd adds, “The advantages of a Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted joint replacement allows the surgeon to combine the preoperative 3D model CT scan with intra-operative robotic templating to align the hip and knee components and leg length to an unprecedented level of accuracy that was not previously achievable without the robotic guidance.”
“We are excited to provide this innovative technology at Reston Hospital Center. It reflects our commitment to ensuring the highest standards of care for our patients,” said John Deardorff, CEO of Reston Hospital Center. “We are proud to offer the best healthcare and medical experience to meet our patients’ needs.”
For more information on Mako hip and knee replacement, visit www.restonhospital.com/mako.
Donation to North County Clinic Patient Assistance Fund
Reston Hospital Center’s Medical Executive Committee, on behalf of the entire Reston Hospital Center Medical Staff, donated $5,000 to support the North County Clinic Patient Assistance Fund.
Drs. David Jacobs and Gary Fialk visited the local clinic to deliver the donation.
“Reston Hospital Center and its medical staff are always looking for opportunities to support our community. In this particular case, our Emergency Department has established an ongoing relationship with the North County Clinic and is pleased to be able to support them through this donation,” said Jacobs.
The North County Clinic is part of a Community Health Care Network of Fairfax County, and serves local residents with low income or uninsured. “At Reston Hospital Center we believe in expanding our commitment to providing the highest quality of healthcare by investing in local health community centers that benefit those who cannot afford primary medical services,” said Fialk.
Reston Hospital Center works hand-in-hand with a number of nonprofit organizations to offer expanded health-related services to our local communities.