Dr. Jon Dounchis, left, sews up the final stitches alongside his physician assistant Rick Yarosh after performing a hip replacement surgery on Malaz Sourial on Tuesday. During the surgery Dr. Dounchis used a new robotic system, made by MAKO Surgical, that allows him to resurface the hip socket and then place a shell fitting 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

Dr. Jon Dounchis, left, sews up the final stitches alongside his physician assistant Rick Yarosh after performing a hip replacement surgery on Malaz Sourial on Tuesday. During the surgery Dr. Dounchis used a new robotic system, made by MAKO Surgical, that allows him to resurface the hip socket and then place a shell fitting 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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