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Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic Completes First Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement with Robotic Arm in an Outpatient Surgery Center in the State of Florida

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Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic Completes First Minimally Invasive Partial Knee Replacement with Robotic Arm in an Outpatient Surgery Center in the State of Florida

MAKO Robotic-arm Assisted Surgery System Enables a New Level of Precision in Total Hip and Partial Knee Replacement

Winter Park, Fla. (August 8, 2016) – Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic Surgeon Dr. Pratik P. Desai recently completed the first robot-assisted Mako partial knee replacement in an outpatient surgery center in the state of Florida. The minimally invasive procedure took approximately one hour to complete at the Physicians’ Surgical Care Center (PSCC), a Surgical Care Affiliates (SCA) and Florida Hospital facility, in Winter Park, Fla. The patient was up walking just a few hours after surgery and went home that same day.

“We’re excited to be able to offer this innovative procedure for our patients in a state-of-the-art surgery center and to help them get back on their feet and resume their daily activities even faster,” said Dr. Desai, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon at Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic.

This new, minimally invasive surgical technique for adults living with osteoarthritis in their knees is resulting in more rapid recovery, and a more natural feeling knee after surgery. Jewett physicians utilized the Mako System, a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm that enables the accurate alignment and positioning of implants. The robotic procedure also can be used for posterior hip and partial knee resurfacing.

“Getting implants positioned correctly helps improve surgical outcomes and extend the life span of the implants,” said Dr. Desai. “This technology, in conjunction with our dedicated and specially trained team, enables us to more accurately achieve the right fit based on a patient’s unique anatomy.”

Partial knee replacement in combination with robotic technology conducted in an outpatient surgical center like PSCC allows for:

· Faster Recovery Times
· Smaller incision and less pain
· More rapid return to work and play
· Lower total cost and lower cost to the patient

How It Works:
Mako is robotic-arm assisted technology that provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. This technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your partial knee replacement. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This allows the surgeon to remove only the diseased bone, preserving healthy bone and soft tissue, and assists your surgeon in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

In addition to Dr. Desai; Dr. Jablonski, Dr. Konsens, Dr. Hurbanis, Dr. Morris and Dr. Krumins of Jewett Orthopaedic are credentialed in MAKO system for total hip replacement and partial knee resurfacing and have privileges at Physicians’ Surgical Care Center in Winter Park.

About Jewett Orthopaedic

Founded in 1936 by Eugene L. Jewett, M.D., the Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic has been recognized internationally as a pioneer and leader in orthopaedic care for 80 years. Jewett Orthopaedic Clinic currently serves as team physicians for the NBA’s Orlando Magic, Orlando Solar Bears, University of Central Florida athletics, Rollins College athletics, the Orlando Ballet, and Cirque du Soleil.

About Surgical Care Affiliates
SCA (NASDAQ:SCAI), a leader in the outpatient surgery industry, strategically partners with health plans, medical groups and health systems across the country to develop and optimize surgical facilities. As of June 30, 2016, SCA operated 201 surgical facilities, including ambulatory surgery centers and surgical hospitals, in partnership with approximately 3,000 physicians. For more information on SCA, visit www.scasurgery.com. ​​