Mako SmartRobotics™ for Joint Replacements
When chronic joint pain makes getting up in the morning a chore, or when an injury sidelines you—talk to us, and together, we'll explore treatment options that work best for you. Mako SmartRoboticsTM for total and partial joint replacement may be a good option after finding no relief from conservative treatments or medication.
Joint pain is among the most common reasons for seeing an orthopedic physician. From chronic dull aches and sharp twinges to popping joints, numb extremities or osteoarthritis, many people endure much more than they have to.
Robotic-Assisted Hip or Knee Surgery
Advanced Surgery Center of Sarasota's joint replacement surgeons can offer advanced robotic technology and three-dimensional (3D) modeling to make partial knee, total knee and hip replacements.
Unlike traditional open surgery, our joint replacement surgeons can map out each step of the surgical process before the procedure through virtual imaging. This advanced pre-surgical process allows for some of the highest levels of precision and efficiency.
Robotic joint replacement surgery allows our surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures through a console with flexible robotic arms that mirror their hand movements to complete an operation. The robotic arms hold a camera as well as surgical equipment.
For qualified candidates, robotic-assisted orthopedic surgery can offer numerous benefits over traditional open orthopedic surgery, including faster recovery and shorter hospital stays. It is typical for patients to experience a better fit, stability, balance and feel of the replaced joint.
Find a Participating Mako Orthopedic Joint Surgeon
Advanced Surgery Center of Sarasota has Mako robotics-trained surgeons providing orthopedic care from diagnosis to rehabilitation. Count on us for compassionate care combined with advanced technology and procedures. Contact one of our doctors below to make an appointment and learn if you're a candidate for Mako SmartRoboticsTM for total knee, total hip or partial knee replacement.
|Adam Bright, MD||Andrew Mundy, MD||Charles Stewart, MD
What is Joint Replacement Surgery?
Replacing a joint can help reduce pain from damaged or diseased joints, allowing you to move and feel better. Joint replacement surgery enables surgeons to remove damaged or diseased parts of a joint and replace them with new parts or prosthetics made of metal, plastic or ceramic to replicate the movement of a natural and healthy joint. Your surgeon may choose not to remove the whole joint and replace or fix only the damaged parts. The hips and knees are the most commonly replaced joints.
Common Conditions or Injuries that Lead to Hip or Knee Replacement Surgery
If joint pain persists despite taking medications and undergoing nonsurgical procedures, candidates for joint replacement surgery may benefit from our Mako robotic arm-assisted surgery.
The following are some of the injuries and conditions that often benefit from joint replacement:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone tumors
- Loss of joint cartilage
- Noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease
- Injuries or broken bones from trauma
What Are the Advantages of Robotic Knee and Hip Surgery?
While every patient reacts differently to surgery, some of the benefits include:
- Relief from hip pain and stiffness
- Use of a robotic arm that enables orthopedic surgeons to guide and perform joint replacement surgery with precision
- Use of a 3D computed tomography-based planning software that allows for more accurate placement of the hip and knee implant, reducing the likelihood of future joint dislocation.
- More consistency in leg length
- Potentially decreased need for a shoe lift.
- Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together
Mako Total Knee Replacements
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Contact Us to Learn More
Advanced Surgery Center of Sarasota staff can help connect you with one of our orthopedic surgeons to learn more about your treatment options. Please fill out the form below or call us at 941-444-5510.
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