Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Robotic Joint Replacement Surgery in Knox County
The Mako Robotic-Arm is a revolutionary surgical tool that is changing
the way joint replacement surgery is performed. Joint replacement is one
of the most complex and involved surgical procedures performed in medicine,
and requires significant prep work from both patient and doctor. The Mako-Arm
is a valuable asset in this process as it can analyze CT scans and create
a 3D model of a patient’s hip or knee. This detailed 3D model allows
orthopedists to design a unique prosthetic customized for every patient’s
unique anatomy. This means we can provide you or a loved one with a joint
replacement that was truly built for you, prolonging the replacement’s
estimated lifespan and reducing the risks of a failed operation.
The Mako Robotic-Arm is often used to perform:
- Partial knee replacement
- Total knee replacement
- Total hip replacement
What Happens During a Mako-Arm Assisted Surgery?
After a unique replacement prosthetic has been created for the patient,
the orthopedist will schedule them for surgery. During the operation,
the surgeon operates the Mako Arm to perform very precise movements as
they remove damaged bone and tissue and replace it with the prosthetic.
Lab studies have shown that Mako system assisted procedures reduce disruption
to soft tissue and ligaments.
The term “robotic surgery” is somewhat misleading. Your surgery
is still performed by an orthopedic surgeon, but they will be guiding
the robotic arm, which can move more steadily and precisely than the human
hand. Every movement made by the Mako system is guided by a human hand.
Talk to Your Doctor About Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
If medication, physical therapy, and other more conservative treatments
have failed to treat your hip pain, it may be time to consider joint replacement
surgery. At Good Samaritan, we have two orthopedic surgeons who have been
extensively trained on Mako-assisted surgical procedures. We will walk
you through every step of your procedure and happy to address any of your
questions or concerns.
You can contact our Joint Replacement Clinical Pathway Coordinator at 812-885-3553
if you have any questions.