Dr. Yaser A. Metwally and Dr. Ryan Colley are advocates of using robotic technology in joint replacement for better patient outcomes. Minimally invasive robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery uses a robotic arm system during the joint replacement surgery.
The robotic system consists of a surgeon’s console, robotic arms, a high-performance vision system and special surgical instruments. A computed tomography (CT) scan is taken before the surgery to create a 3D model of the affected hip or knee joint. This is interpreted by the system, which accurately guides your surgeon.
The robotic arm helps your surgeon make very accurate cuts. This accuracy helps repair the damaged joint and optimally position any prosthetic implant for a more natural feeling joint after surgery, while ensuring minimal injury to neighboring tissues. Being a minimally invasive procedure, it facilitates less post-operative pain, shorter hospital stay, rapid recovery and faster return to daily activities when compared to traditional joint surgeries.
Am I Candidate for Robotic-assisted Surgery?
Candidates for robotic-assisted surgery include:
- Osteoarthritis of the knee
- Degenerative hip disease
- No relief from pain and disability with non-surgical treatment and medication
- Partial knee resurfacing
- Total hip replacement
Mako Total Hip Replacement Animation Video
Mako Total Knee Replacement Animation Video
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Mako provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee 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 (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee.