Published on July 02, 2021

Fisher-Titus and NOMS Access Orthopaedics Perform 100th Robotic-Assisted Joint Replacement

Fisher-Titus and NOMS Access Orthopaedics recently performed their 100th procedure with Stryker’s Mako System, a robotic arm system that allows surgeons to perform robotic-assisted joint replacements.

“We are excited to celebrate our 100th procedure with the Mako System,” said Karen Likes, Vice President of Surgical Services at Fisher-Titus. “The Mako System is just another way we are able to provide exceptional orthopaedic care for patients through our partnership with NOMS Access Orthopaedics.”

The Mako System provides each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. With the system, the surgeon can use a virtual 3D model of the joint, from a CT scan, to create a surgical plan before surgery. This plan helps them determine the implant size, orientation, and alignment based on the patient’s specific needs.

Fisher-Titus became the first hospital in the region to offer hip and knee replacements with Stryker’s Mako System in July of 2020.

The pre-operative plan developed by surgeons based on CT scans defines the area in which the surgeon can operate. The Mako System’s Accustop™ technology keeps the robotic arm within the planned boundaries and guides direct, accurate cuts. Although the Mako system is often referred to as a robot, it cannot move on its own; the surgeon guide’s the robotic arm to perform the surgery and the surgeon can adjust the pre-op plan if needed once in the operating room.

Fisher-Titus has a strong partnership with NOMS Access Orthopaedics in Norwalk and Sandusky that makes robotic-assisted joint replacement and other state-of-the-art orthopaedic procedures available locally to patient in Huron County and surrounding areas.

The NOMS Access Orthopaedics surgical team of Dr. Jason Brown, Dr. Nicholas Callahan, Dr. David Pocos, and Dr. Michael Powers offer each patient five-star patient satisfaction, total joint replacement expertise, and complete care close to home. They perform many types of specialized procedures including procedures on knees, hips, shoulders, and elbows; total joint reconstruction (arthroplasty); fractures; hand and wrist surgery, including carpal tunnel; foot and ankle surgery; orthopaedic trauma; pediatric orthopaedics; and sports medicine.

For more information on orthopaedic surgery at Fisher-Titus and the partnership with NOMS Access Orthopaedics, visit