Mako Robotic - Arm Assisted Surgery

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

For patients considering hip or knee surgery, one of the major concerns is recovery time. Common questions include "How long will I be off work?" and "How much pain will I be in?" With the introduction of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, McLaren is getting patients back to life with less pain and recovery time.

Highly advanced RIO® robotic arm technology offers a new level of precision and accuracy in aligning and placing implants. These are important factors that may improve surgical outcomes. Patients who desire a restored lifestyle and seek the latest technology advancements in knee and hip replacement may benefit from learning more about Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

Mako Robotic - Arm Assisted Surgery Procedures

Partial Knee Resurfacing Through Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

What is Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery?

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by OA, your surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery partial knee application can:

  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserve healthy tissue and bone
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery  

Unlike other more invasive procedures Mako can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee. And since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo mako partial knee application may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

The Mako procedure is indicated for patients suffering from unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee disease. A total replacement is sometimes necessary if your surgeon discovers during surgery that your knee has more damage than originally seen in the pre-operative X-rays and CT scan.

Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with Mako and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any pre-operative and post-operative instructions by your surgeon or his or her staff.

Am I a Candidate for Makoplasty Partial Knee Replacement?


 

Mako Technology
may be the right
treatment option
for you.


If you've been diagnosed with osteoarthritis(OA) of the knee, you may be a candidate for Mako -- a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve pain and restore range of motion. Mako is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee.

Symptoms of OA of the knee include:

  • Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or downstairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Pain with activity
  • Start up pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  • Joint stiffness after getting out of bed
  • Swelling in one or more areas of the knee
  • A grating sensation or crunching feeling in the knee during use

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Total Hip Procedure Through Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Mako Total Hip is a procedure known as total hip replacement that is supported by robotic-arm assisted technology. This innovative solution was designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease. The robot enables surgeons to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore patient mobility and active lifestyle.

Robotic-arm assisted technology provides your surgeon a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists your surgeon in preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy.

If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, he or she will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant placement.

Am I a Candidate? - Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Hip Replacement

If your symptoms aren't responding to non-surgical solutions, or your pain can no longer be controlled by medication, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Hip Arthroplasty, a procedure also known as total hip replacement. Only your surgeon can determine if Mako Total Hip Replacement is right for you.

A Mako Total Hip Replacement candidate may experience the following:

  • Pain while putting weight on the affected hip
  • Limping to lessen the weight-bearing pressure on the affected hip
  • Pain that may radiate to the groin, lower back, or down the thigh to the knee
  • Hip pain or stiffness during walking or other impact activities
  • Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or nomsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication

Mako Total Hip may:

  • Facilitate optimal implant placement
  • Enhance stability and mobility
  • Restore an active lifestyle

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is typically covered by Medicare insurers-check with your private health insurers.

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