Orthopaedic Robotics Surgery

Why Robotics Arm-Assisted Surgery at AtlantiCare?

This latest advancement in orthopaedics enables our AtlantiCare surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on his or her specific diagnosis and anatomy. 

Mako for Total Knee Replacement: makoEach patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee Replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.

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.

The surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area and the Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. In a laboratory study, Mako Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who guides the robotic-arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee joint. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding the robotic-arm. The Mako System also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

Mako for Partial Knee Replacement: The robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers the following benefits compared to manual partial knee replacement:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Bone sparing
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Rapid recovery

Mako robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement is an innovative minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis or OA that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee. It is powered by the Mako robotic-arm
assisted surgery system, which helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of a patient’s implant.

During the procedure, the diseased portion of the knee is resurfaced, saving as much of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue as possible. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

Who is a candidate for Robotics Arm-Assisted Surgery? Although robotic-assisted joint replacement isn’t for everyone, most people are suitable candidates. The surgeons at AtlantiCare use robotic-assisted technology whenever possible to provide the best, most precise results for their patients.

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