MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement and Partial Knee Resurfacing
Surgeons at Manatee Memorial Hospital can now treat a number of conditions with a new level of precision using 3D computer imaging provided by MAKOplasty® Total Hip Replacement and Partial Knee Resurfacing, a highly advanced, minimally invasive surgical system now available at the hospital. Greater precision during surgery means that patients can have a more natural range of motion, rapid relief from pain, shorter hospital stays and quicker return to daily activities when compared to traditional total hip and knee replacement surgery. In many cases, patients can walk and drive a car soon after surgery. The MAKOplasty procedure is performed with the Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, which provides surgeons with consistently reproducible precision in performing partial knee resurfacing and hip replacement.
Total Hip Replacement
For the many people who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip, MAKOplasty® with Robotic Arm technology for Total Hip Replacement is available.
Using a computer-assisted visualization guide, the surgeon directs a robotic arm, ensuring precision and quality results. The potential benefits of this surgery includes accurate placement and alignment of the hip implants that are unique to the patients anatomy, more consistency in leg length and hip offset and that it may improve the life expectancy of the implant.
Are You a Candidate for MAKOplasty Total Hip Replacement?
If you’ve been diagnosed with degenerative joint disease, (DJD) you may be a candidate for Total Hip Replacement using the MAKOplasty® with Robotic Arm technology. There are different types of DJD. They include but are not limited to:
- Osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or rheumatoid arthritis (RA),
- Avascular necrosis (AVN)
- Hip dysplasia
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Knee Resurfacing and Osteoarthritis
People who have early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee can take advantage of MAKOplasty® with Robotic Arm technology for Partial Knee Resurfacing.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says that more than 15 million Americans currently suffer from osteoarthritis, one of the most common joint disorders. Also known as degenerative joint disease, osteoarthritis is a form of arthritis that occurs when the cartilage in joints wears away. Osteoarthritis typically worsens over time, and there is no cure.
Are You a Candidate for MAKOplasty Partial Knee Resurfacing?
If you’ve been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may be a candidate for Partial Knee Resurfacig if you experience these symptoms:
- You have knee pain during activity, usually in the inner knee and/or under the knee cap, or on the side of the knee
- After sitting, there’s stiffness or pain in your knee
- Your knee pain has not responded positively to nonsurgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
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Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure. Talk with your doctor about these risks to find out if MAKOplasty is right for you.