PETOSKEY, MICHIGAN, March 2021 — Since 1975, Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine specialists have embraced technology and welcomed innovation. With the introduction of robotic-assisted surgery Bay Street has taken the next, best step in advanced orthopaedic care for joint conditions caused by disease, structural deformities, or accident-related injuries. “Robotic technology is amazing in its enhanced visuals and its accuracy,” explains Justin Blohm, Chief Executive Officer. “It adds an extra degree of precision and significantly increases the ability to predict patient outcomes.”
During the procedure, an advanced 3-D CT scan yields a highly detailed anatomical picture unique to each patient. Haptic technology—or surgeon-guided 3D touch—enables the surgeon to apply movements or vibrations to the joint to effectively remove soft tissue or bone and to facilitate precise implant placement. Throughout the procedure and recovery, analytical data is compiled to use against benchmarks for improved outcomes and increased patient satisfaction. “It takes our skill set to another level and allows us to perform joint replacement procedures with incredible accuracy,” says Orthopaedic Surgeon Eric Mancini, MD. “This technology is here to stay.”
Robotic-assisted surgeries compare favorably to more conventional methods in a number of key areas. Statistics reveal decreased postoperative pain with a decreased need for pain medication, shorter hospital stays, and reduced need for in-patient physical therapy. And, implant related complications or follow-up surgeries are rare. “We are always looking ahead to adopt the most promising new technologies and procedures as they become available,” Orthopaedic Surgeon Scott Nemec, DO, adds. “The addition of robotic assisted surgery expands the quality and efficacy of our comprehensive orthopaedic joint care. “
Bay Street Orthopaedics & Spine is the premiere surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic practice in the greater region, and maintains a strong community presence with 7 locations across northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula. Patients with chronic joint pain, sports-related injury, or trauma from an accident all benefit from the care offered by its specialists and surgeons.