Dr. David Peterson Completes 2,000th Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

BLACKFOOT, ID ― February 13, 2024 ― Today, Bingham Healthcare (Bingham) can proudly announce that Dr. David Peterson has performed his 2,000th Mako procedure. As a well-known orthopedic knee and hip replacement surgeon at Bingham, Dr. Peterson reached this milestone using the cutting-edge robotics platform purchased back in 2017, which assists surgeons in performing a more exact surgery via more precise incisions and balancing of the joint implant.

“Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery has dramatically changed the way joint replacement procedures are performed,” says Dr. Peterson, who was the first surgeon in Idaho to perform a robotic-assisted total knee replacement using the Mako in 2017. “And, I am pleased to have helped 2,000 patients find relief from pain using the Mako system.”

The Mako system increases surgical precision, decreases hospitalization, and speeds up recovery times. The Mako system also improves surgical outcomes and quality of life while saving patients both time and money. Further, because of the Mako technology, Bingham’s surgeons can perform same-day knee and hip replacement surgeries, in many cases.

Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako system allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, before the patient even enters the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute the procedure as planned.

A Mako partial knee replacement and total knee replacement are designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration and can offer:

  • Improved surgical outcomes resulting in a more natural feeling knee following surgery.
  • Less implant wear and loosening.
  • Reduced blood loss, shorter hospitalization, and a more rapid recovery

A Mako total hip replacement can offer the following benefits over traditional hip replacement:

  • More accurate placement of the hip implant, which reduces the likelihood of hip dislocation.
  • More consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift.
  • Decreased risk of the implant abnormally rubbing together, improving the lifetime of the implant.

“Achieving 2,000 surgeries using the Mako is quite the milestone for Bingham Orthopedics & Sports Medicine, and I couldn’t be more proud of Dr. Peterson,” says Jake Erickson, CEO of Bingham Healthcare. “It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology to perform knee and hip replacements to the patients of Eastern Idaho and the Intermountain West. We are committed to ensuring our patients have access to the highest quality and compassionate care and services in order to improve their clinical outcomes and overall experience in our hospital.”

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