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
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
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