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Each patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your joint pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their hip or knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako total hip or partial knee replacement or total knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your joint pain.
How Does Mako Technology Work?
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee will be created. This 3D model will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your partial knee replacement or total hip replacement.
In the operating room, your surgeon follows the personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The Mako system guides your surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps to provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial & Total Knee Replacement
Partial Knee Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
Depending on where the arthritis affects the knee, patients may have an implant inserted in any of the following areas:
- Medial (Inside)
- Patellofemoral (Top)
- Lateral (Outside)
Total Knee Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total knee replacement is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan.
The Steps for Knee Replacement
Step 1: Knee CT Scan
Step 2: Knee Personalized Planning
Step 3: Knee Recovery
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip Replacement
Total Hip Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total hip replacement is a surgical procedure intended for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Some forms of DJD include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.
The Steps for Total Hip Replacement
Step 1: Hip CT Scan
Step 2: Hip Personalized Planning
Step 3: Hip Recovery