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Baton Rouge General Offers Area’s Only Robotic Knee Replacement Technology

Stryker’s Mako Technology personalizes procedures, gives surgeons more precision

Baton Rouge, LA – Yesterday, Baton Rouge General (BRG) launched exclusive new technology that changes the way knee replacements are performed. Dr. Jared Braud was the first physician in Baton Rouge to perform a knee replacement using robotic surgery equipment found only at Baton Rouge General.

“The Mako robot is the most advanced option for knee replacement available today,” said Stephen Mumford, BRG’s Vice President of Operations. “We’re proud to be able to bring this technology to Baton Rouge and give our patients a new, more accurate option for their surgery."

Knee replacements are one of the most common procedures in the United States and are expected to increase nearly 700% percent by 2030. Stryker’s Mako robotic-arm assisted system gives surgeons more accuracy when placing implants, and customizes a surgical plan based on each patient’s bone anatomy and diagnosis.

“The Mako system creates a 3D model of the patient’s knee, allowing us to personalize each surgical plan,” explains orthopedist Dr. Jared Braud of Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic. “This technology gives us a higher degree of accuracy and precision while we guide the robotic arm, and at the same time offers the patient a customized knee replacement.”

The Mako System is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. In addition to the customized surgical capabilities, it enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.

Dr. Jared Braud and Dr. Niels Linschoten with Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic are the first two surgeons in Baton Rouge certified to perform knee replacements using the new technology. Baton Rouge General is the only hospital in Greater Baton Rouge with Stryker’s Mako Robotic Assisted Surgical System.

For more information or to see if you’re a candidate for robotic knee replacement, call (225) 763-4298 or visit BRGeneral.org/Mako.

About Baton Rouge General Medical Center
Baton Rouge General Medical Center is the area’s first community hospital with 588 licensed beds between two campuses. Baton Rouge General opened its doors in 1900, and has provided the Greater Baton Rouge community with high-quality healthcare for generations. Established in 1970, Baton Rouge General's Regional Burn Center is one of only 125 burn centers in the U.S. verified by the American Burn Association and plays an integral role in supporting other Gulf Coast states when the need arises. Baton Rouge General has been an accredited teaching hospital since 1991, with medical education programs including a School of Nursing, School of Radiologic Technology, Family Medicine Residency Program, Internal Medicine Residency Program, and Sports Medicine Fellowship Program. For more information, visit BRGeneral.org, find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/BatonRougeGeneral and follow us on Twitter at @BRGeneral.

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