Physician assistant Rick Yarosh begins surgery alongside Dr. Jon Dounchis, an orthopedic surgeon, who later in the surgery uses a robotic system, made by MAKO Surgical, that allows him to shave/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/StaffScott McIntyre/Staff

Physician assistant Rick Yarosh begins surgery alongside Dr. Jon Dounchis, an orthopedic surgeon, who later in the surgery uses a robotic system, made by MAKO Surgical, that allows him to shave/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/StaffScott McIntyre/Staff

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