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ROBOTIC-ARM ASSISTED SURGERY MAKO™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology assists Dr. Toulson in surgery by providing his patients with a personalized surgical experience as was the case with Rebecca’s knee replacement. A 3D model of the patient’s hip or knee will be built using the 3D analysis obtained from the patient’s CAT scan. This 3D model is used to pre- plan the performing of the patient’s joint replacement surgery, which also allows Dr. Toulson to see the patient’s hip or knee in real-time during the surgery—creating a more predictable surgical experience. Dr. Toulson explains: “This 3D technology allows me to see the orientation, alignment, rotation and actual size of the implant that we will be using. So, I can actually see with 3D technology what the implant looks like and I can make adjustments in surgery to balance the ligaments inside of the knee.” The MAKO™ Robotic-Arm assists Dr. Toulson in performing precise surgeries. “What’s critical is the MAKO robot will not permit me to deviate outside of the plan that we have instituted in the very beginning of surgery. As the surgeon, I’m still doing the surgery, the robot is simply allowing me to do it in a more precise manner,” says Dr. Toulson. “The MAKOplasty robot assists me in placing perfectly aligned implants. As a surgeon, it’s very exciting to see that we can do this reproducibly, consistently, and do it successfully.” EDUCATION AND TRAINING Medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, extensive training from John Hopkins Hospital and sub-specialty training at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York – the No. 1-ranked orthopedic hospital in the country, Executive M.B.A. Baylor University Dr. Toulson’s education and training are only outmatched by his warm smile and kind-hearted nature, which extends to his entire staff. At Alpha Orthopedics & Sport Medicine, every patient is considered part of the family. ALPHA ORTHOPEDICS & SPORTS MEDICINE LOCATIONS : DR. TOULSON SPECIALIZES IN: Robotic Joint Replacement Total Hip Replacement Total Knee Replacement Partial Knee Replacement Main Office: Dallas Office: 6850 TPC Drive, Suite 116 12400 Coit Road, Suite 505 McKinney, TX 75070 Dallas, TX 75251 972.838 .1635 972.385.8032 COLLIN COUNTY Living Well Magazine | NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 11