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Meet the Mako on Dec. 5

ASHLAND, Ky. — King’s Daughters is pleased to now offer total knee replacements using Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted Mako System at its main campus in Ashland. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.

Community members are invited to learn about the robotic-arm assisted surgery system at a Meet the Mako event, hosted by King’s Daughters Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5. The event will be in the King’s Daughters Outpatient Surgery Center lobby, 617 23rd St. (Building C), Medical Plaza Circle, Ashland.

Orthopedic surgeons Felix Cheung, M.D., Brock Johnson, M.D., and Gerry Trinidad, M.D., will give an informational talk about the Mako and answer questions. Participants will also get a first-hand look at the surgery system. Light refreshments will be served.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to learn all about this surgical system that really transforms the way total and partial knee replacement procedures are performed,” said Megan Tilley, King’s Daughters Orthopedics and Sports Medicine practice manager. “Mako is a game changer for these procedures and we are excited to share more about it with the community.”

Through CT-based 3D modeling, Drs. Johnson, Cheung, and Trinidad use the Mako Total Knee application to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s specific diagnosis and unique anatomy. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while controlling the robotic arm.

“This is a patient-specific procedure. Everybody’s different. By using the Mako, we’re able to make the knee fit the patient as opposed to the patient fitting the knee,” said Ryan Ison, vice president, King’s Daughters Integrated Practices. “We’ve seen great success with the Mako System at King’s Daughters Ohio in Portsmouth and are excited to extend this highly advanced robotic technology to Ashland. This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”

To RSVP for the Meet the Mako event, please call (606) 408-9751. For more information on the Mako, visit KingsDaughtersHealth.com/Mako


Brock Johnson, M.D., and Felix Cheung, M.D., see patients at King’s Daughters Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, 613 23rd St., Medical Plaza B, Suite G30, Ashland. Dr. Johnson also sees patients in Russell and Portsmouth, Ohio. Gerry Trinidad, M.D., sees patients in Jackson and Portsmouth, Ohio.

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