A television surgery displays the beginning of a hip replacement surgery on Scott Belchtol at Physican's Regional on Tuesday. Later in the surgery, Dr. Dounchis uses a robotic system, made by MAKO Surgical, that allows him to resurface the hip socket and then place a shell fitting of some nature so when the hip joint is put in, there is reduced likelihood of dislodging. Dounchis has been part of a study group for MAKO. The system also uses a CAT scan of the diseased hip so there is precise fit of the implant. According to MAKO project leader Renen Bassik, the robotic system makes the surgery more accurate as well as make it repeatable.Scott McIntyre/Staff

A television surgery displays the beginning of a hip replacement surgery on Scott Belchtol at Physican's Regional on Tuesday. Later in the surgery, Dr. Dounchis uses a robotic system, made by MAKO Surgical, that allows him to resurface the hip socket and then place a shell fitting of some nature so when the hip joint is put in, there is reduced likelihood of dislodging. Dounchis has been part of a study group for MAKO. The system also uses a CAT scan of the diseased hip so there is precise fit of the implant. According to MAKO project leader Renen Bassik, the robotic system makes the surgery more accurate as well as make it repeatable.Scott McIntyre/Staff

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