DELAND, Fla., April 10, 2014 – On April 9, more than 50 community members join Florida Hospital DeLand for a “Meet the Robot” luncheon presented by Dr. Mark Hollmann, Florida Hospital DeLand orthopedic surgeon.
During this seminar, Hollmann spoke about the MAKOplasty® Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure and provided an overview of the robotic system used.
“When patients with osteoarthritis no longer respond to non-surgical treatments or medications, they may be candidates for MAKOplasty,” Hollmann said. "This is an advanced treatment option for adults who have osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee."
Powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, MAKOplasty® allows surgeons like Hollmann to selectively target and repair only the damaged portion of the knee, sparing healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. This allows for another option for total knee replacement surgery while delivering better surgical outcomes, less invasive incisions and quicker recovery times.
Florida Hospital DeLand is a Joint Commission-Certified Center of Excellence for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. Hollmann was the first surgeon in the Greater Orlando area to perform MAKOplasty® robotic partial knee replacement surgery and is one of the highest volume total knee surgeons in the Central Florida area, according to www.floridahealthfinder.gov. As the only Volusia County surgeon inducted into the American Association of Hip and Knee surgeons, Hollmann has served as a consultant to MAKO Surgical Corp., the technological developer of MAKOplasty®, where he trains surgeons in the technique.
About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a member of Adventist Health System, a faith-based health care organization with 45 hospital campuses and nearly 8,300 licensed beds in 10 states. With 156-beds, Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.