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Dr. Borchard Performs One Thousandth Mako SmartRobotics™ Surgery

Dr. Kevin Borchard completed his one thousandth knee replacement surgery using the Mako SmartRobotics™ surgical system in early November. This technology, made by Stryker Orthopaedics, improves the precision of knee replacement procedures and has enabled Dr. Borchard to achieve superior surgical outcomes for our patients.

What Is the Mako SmartRobotics™ Surgery System?

Mako SmartRobotics™ Surgery System uses 3D CT-based modeling software to give our surgeons a clearer image of your anatomy so that they can create a customized surgical plan for your knee replacement. With this customization, our surgeons have greater precision when cutting away the damaged structures of your knee, ensuring the healthy bone, tissue and muscles remain intact.

The customized surgical plan created by the Mako system improves our surgeons’ ability to identify the ideal implant size, orientation, and alignment for your unique anatomy. This information makes your knee replacement procedure more predictable and delivers a variety of important benefits, including:

Dr. Borchard Achieves Superior Surgical Outcomes Using Mako SmartRobotics™

knee replacement surgery By using the Mako SmartRobotics™ system with all his knee replacement procedures, Dr. Borchard has been able to achieve exceptional surgical outcomes that exceed industry standards in a wide range of metrics. Stryker Orthopaedics, owner of Mako SmartRobotics™, recently released Dr. Kevin Borchard’s total knee arthroplasty (TKA) data from July 1, 2022 through June 20, 2023. According to Stryker’s database, which includes over 1 million patient records and 105 million actionable data points from procedures performed at 180 surgical facilities nationwide, Dr. Borchard’s patient outcomes stand out as being consistently top tier:

Raising the Bar for Orthopedic Care on the Western Slope

At Colorado Advanced Orthopedics, we believe that when you give the best surgeons the most advanced tools, you can achieve amazing outcomes that help our patients get back to living the life they love as soon as possible. All of our orthopedic surgeons are board-certified and Fellowship trained, and they possess advanced skills commensurate with surgeons working in the finest hospitals in major metropolitan areas. Our commitment to using the most advanced technology, such as the Mako SmartRobotics™ system, enhances their ability to deliver the exceptional patient outcomes you deserve.

We’re proud to enable rural residents along the Western Slope to have access to the same high quality surgical care that individuals receive on the Front Range. Dr. Borchard’s one thousandth Mako procedure is an important milestone, and we look forward to providing the same exceptional care to many other knee replacement patients in the future.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Colorado Advanced Orthopedics serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.

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