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Treatment for Hip or Knee Pain at St. Joseph Hospital

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology enables St. Joseph Hospital orthopedic surgeons to perform robotic-arm assisted surgery with consistent, reproducible surgical precision.

How Mako Technology works

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 is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted technology potentially offers the following benefits:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Improved accuracy and alignment of implants
  • Sparring of healthy bone
  • Relief from knee or hip pain

Total Knee Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. The orthopedic surgeon will guide the Mako robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. Then the surgeon will insert a total knee implant. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with medications and conservative treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.

Partial Knee Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Partial Knee replacement is a surgical procedure that helps relieve arthritis in one or two of the three compartments of the knee. Only the damaged area of the knee joint is replaced, which may help to minimize trauma to healthy bone and tissue. If you haven’t experienced pain relief with medications, you may be a candidate for Mako Partial Knee 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, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis and hip dysplasia. It's important to talk to us about the reason for your hip pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can vary, and if you haven’t experienced pain relief from medication or other conservative treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Hip replacement.

To request more information or a consultation, please contact us at (714) 633-9111

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