Due to the knee's large articulating surface and weight-bearing properties, it is no surprise that it is one of the most commonly injured joints. In fact, in the United States alone, knee pain accounts for over 1 million ER visits and more than 1.9 million primary care outpatient visits each year. The natural aging process causes…
The Benefits of Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee Replacement
Knee pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can have a huge impact on your mobility and your day-to-day quality of life. When it comes to debilitating knee pain, many patients turn to medication or other short-term methods for relief.
However, Mako SmartRobotics™ offers long-term solutions to joint pain and discomfort due to arthritis. The Mako Partial Knee application provides a treatment option to relieve pain that results from joint degeneration induced by osteoarthritis but has not yet spread to all parts of the knee.
What Is Mako SmartRobotics™?
Mako SmartRobotics™ is a cutting-edge solution to pain from arthritis in the knee or hip. The system consists of 3D imaging software to roadmap your partial knee replacement and a robotic arm to guide your doctor during surgery.
The process begins with your doctor taking a CT scan to develop a 3D image of the joint in order to have a full picture of your anatomy. This understanding allows your surgeon to plan for your partial knee replacement and develop a proper fitment for the implant.
During surgery, your surgeon will work together with the Mako robotic arm to follow the preplanned roadmap for your implant. Mako’s AccuStop™ technology helps your doctor stay within the planned surgical area, allowing them to cut less bone and only address the parts of the knee that were decided before operating. Meanwhile, your orthopedic surgeon guides the robotic arm throughout the whole implant process, meaning that Mako SmartRobotics™ does not make any decisions or maneuvers without the surgeon.
Benefits of Using Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee Replacement
Mako SmartRobotics™ for partial knee replacement offers one of the most comprehensive and effective procedures available by using accurate imaging and developing a careful surgical plan before operating. The robotic arm then provides your surgeon a guide throughout surgery to ensure that the developed roadmap is followed correctly and no unnecessary or improper cuts are made, allowing you peace of mind during the whole process. Overall, the process is carefully calculated to provide a proper implant without disrupting other areas of the knee.
In patients, Mako SmartRobotics™ has been shown to be highly effective. For a partial knee replacement, implants led to a 96.1% satisfaction rate among patients after three years and demonstrated no failures or complications in one study.
Take a Step Toward Knee Pain Relief
For more information about using Mako SmartRobotics™, contact the practice of Matthew D. Barber, M.D. in Mobile, AL. Our team is here to help you receive the personalized, professional care you deserve. We focus on treatments that are customized specifically for you so that we can address your pain adequately without just masking it.
Schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for a Mako SmartRobotics™ partial knee replacement and take the first step toward relief from your knee pain.
While Dr. Barber focuses exclusively on the management of knee and hip problems with a focus on joint replacement procedures, he is proud to be a source of information for patients and has several specialist partners at ALABAMA ORTHOPAEDIC CLINIC who are available to treat any orthopedic condition.