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(June 22, 2016) —Pro Football Hall of Famer and 2006 Super Bowl Champion, Jerome Bettis, traveled to Lincoln-Way West High School last night (June 21) to help educate area residents about joint health and the importance of mobility. He shared his personal experiences on managing joint pain and staying healthy. He even talked about his mother’s knee replacement surgery.  

The free event was hosted by Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox and Stryker Orthopedics, makers of the Mako™ System for total hip and partial knee surgery.  Silver Cross recently acquired the innovative technology and is the only facility in Will County offering Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis.  This new technology helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of a patient’s implant –all through a minimal incision.  

Photo Caption: (l-r) Orthopedic Surgeons Robert Daley, M.D. and Paul Trksak, M.D. were joined by Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis June 21 at Lincoln-Way West High School to talk about joint health and unveil Silver Cross Hospital’s new Mako System for hip and partial knee procedures for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Silver Cross is the only hospital in Will County with this innovative technology.

Bettis was joined by Robert Daley, M.D. and Paul Trksak, M.D., orthopedic surgeons on staff at Silver Cross Hospital who have special training in robotic-assisted procedures.  

Participants also had an opportunity to see the Mako System up close and view a simulated demonstration as well as ask questions of Bettis and the surgeons.  Three lucky fans received footballs autographed by Bettis. 

For more information about Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery, visit For a referral to a physician on staff at Silver Cross Hospital who performs robotic hip and knee surgery, visit

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