Considering a Knee Replacement? How OrthoGeorgia uses Mako SmartRobotics to Improve Surgery Outcomes

General Orthopaedic Health | August 17, 2022
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OrthoGeorgia is dedicated to helping patients enjoy an active life.

No matter your activity of choice – jogging, playing pickleball, or just enjoying outdoor activities with your family – our orthopaedic experts understand how important it is for you to maintain the lifestyle you love.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from knee pain caused by arthritis or an injury and haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, knee replacement surgery may be on the horizon.

OrthoGeorgia has the cutting-edge technology to improve your surgical outcomes. We were the first Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) in Georgia to use the Mako Smart Robotic Arm for knee replacement surgery, and our patients are continually satisfied with the results.

Compared to traditional knee replacement surgery, the benefits of the Mako robotic knee replacement surgery include:

  • Less downtime
  • Quicker rehabilitation
  • No overnight hospital stay

This article will examine these benefits and how the Mako robotic knee replacement process works.

How Mako Robotic Knee Replacement Works

Modeling & Planning Your Procedure

After gathering data on your knee using a CT scan, the Mako system allows OrthoGeorgia’s surgeons to customize your surgical plan using a virtual, 3D model of your knee. This model provides a roadmap for a successful surgery.

Providing Real-Time Data

During the surgery, Mako provides our surgeons with real-time data to evaluate your range of motion and tension in the new joint. The data helps our surgeons adjust the procedure as necessary to improve your outcome.

Guided Surgery for Improved Accuracy

While the surgery uses a robotic arm, the equipment is guided by OrthoGeorgia’s trained surgeons to remove damaged bone and cartilage during the replacement. The robotic arm provides a helpful boundary to assist the surgeon with the procedure.

Once the damaged bone and cartilage are removed, the new implant is placed into your knee joint, and you are sent to recovery.

Our Knee Replacement Specialists are Ready to Care for You. Call (478) 745-4206 Today!

Three Benefits of Mako Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Less Downtime

With a Mako robotic knee replacement, your downtime after surgery is significantly reduced compared to traditional surgical procedures. Your surgeon will provide a personalized recovery timeline, and you may be surprised that you will be up and walking that day.

Quicker Rehabilitation

One of the most asked questions we get from patients about knee replacement surgery is: “How long until I can return to my normal activity level?”

With knee replacements using the Mako robot, your rehabilitation time (and pain level) is reduced compared to traditional surgical procedures. Your surgeon will create a customized physical therapy plan to help you enjoy the fastest (and most effective) recovery from Mako robotic knee replacement. Each patient is unique, so be sure to discuss your rehabilitation timeline and goals with your OrthoGeorgia surgeon.

No Overnight Hospital Stay

There is typically no need to stay overnight after robotic knee replacement. You’ll be sent home the same day to recover in the comfort of your home, saving you the stress and cost of an overnight stay in a hospital. Your OrthoGeorgia surgeon will provide instructions after surgery to minimize the risk of infection.

Rest Easy at Our First-Class Orthopaedic Surgery Center

Located on-site at our Northside Drive location in Macon, Georgia, our two Ambulatory Surgical Centers (ASCs) are designed to provide first-class care. OrthoGeorgia ASCs are licensed by the State of Georgia, certified by Medicare, and accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).

Our surgery centers are proud to have a less than 1% infection rate and perform around 7,000 procedures each year. Patients can be confident that OrthoGeorgia’s specialized healthcare professionals are always available before, during, and after surgery. We’re Ready to Care for Your Family. Call Us at (478) 745-4206 Today!

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Personalized Orthopaedic Care in Central Georgia

At OrthoGeorgia, we want to help you live a healthier and more comfortable life by giving those in Macon, Warner Robins, Kathleen, Milledgeville, Dublin, Griffin, and the surrounding areas convenient access to the highest quality care. Whether you have been suffering from a sports injury or a common orthopaedic condition, we will determine the cause of your discomfort and craft a personalized treatment plan to bring you relief. To learn more about our services and our physicians, or to schedule an appointment at OrthoGeorgia, please contact us today.

Sports Injury Clinic: Saturdays 9AM - 11 AM, at the Macon Building A.

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