NIHD Healthy Lifestyle Talk: Advancements in Treating Joint Pain
Join Northern Inyo Healthcare District’s Dr. Richard Meredick for an in-person Healthy Lifestyle Talk discussing developments in treating knee joint pain. The talk, “Advancements in Treating Joint Pain,” is set for Thursday, June 29, at 6 p.m. in the hospital’s Main Lobby. This presentation will include a look at NIHD’s Stryker Mako SmartRobotics TM system.
Last fall, NIHD added the Stryker Mako SmartRobotics TM system to its operating room. The
addition made NIHD the first Eastern Sierra healthcare facility to offer robot-assisted total knee
replacement surgery. For Dr. Meredick, this advancement means enhanced surgical precision,
more than 20 years in the making. For patients, it means less post-surgery pain, better soft tissue protection than manual techniques, and in some cases, better bone preservation.
Dr. Meredick is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon serving NIHD through the Northern Inyo
Associates Orthopedic Clinic. Dr. Meredick specializes in total joint reconstruction and
replacement, complex fracture care, and sports medicine.
A graduate of the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine, Dr. Meredick completed his
residency at the Akron General Medical Center. He completed additional fellowship training in
Arthroscopic Surgery and Joint Reconstruction at the highly regarded Taos Orthopedic Institute.
Dr. Meredick joined NIHD 10 years ago and, along with his partners, Drs. Mark Robinson and Bo Nasmyth Loy, have made critical and advancing contributions to NIHD’s medical services.
The Mako SmartRobotics TM is the second robot-assisted system used within NIH’s operating room. The first system added was the da Vinci Surgical System in 2015.
This educational presentation is part of NIHD’s ongoing Healthy Lifestyle Talk Series. These
monthly talks are open to the public and free of charge. Once again, the talk will be in-person in
the Main Lobby of Northern Inyo Hospital. Seating is limited, so please arrive early. The talk will eventually be available on NIHD’s website and YouTube channel for future viewing.