Health system to hold joint replacement options seminar

Brookings Health System photo: Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mark Mayer from Avera Medical Group Specialty Care performs a total knee replacement using the Mako robotic-arm assisted surgical system in Brookings Health System’s operating room. He and his colleague, Dr. Michael Holmoe, will discuss joint replacement options at a free seminar on April 23 at the Brookings hospital.

BROOKINGS – Brookings Health System and Avera Medical Group Specialty Care will host a free seminar discussing joint replacement options on Tuesday, April 23,  starting at 6 p.m. in Brookings Hospital Conference Room A. 

Orthopedic surgeons Dr. Mark Mayer and Dr. Michael Holmoe will discuss hip and knee replacement options using Mako robotic-arm technology. They will discuss how joints wear over time and how joint replacement can restore function and reduce pain. 

In addition, attendees will learn more about Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery and how it helps surgeons accurately position a joint replacement using a personalized surgery plan customized to a patient’s hip or knee joint. The seminar will also include a demonstration of Mako technology.

Seating is limited. Attendees may register online at or by calling (605) 696-8028. 

Last spring Brookings Health System expanded its surgical robotic program, becoming the second facility in South Dakota to offer Mako robotic-arm assisted orthopedic surgery for total hip, total knee and partial knee replacements. More information about Mako technology and orthopedic services can be found online at


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