We are live today at Avala Hospital with Dr. Kevin Darr from Covington Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Institute where he will be preforming a Stryker Mako robotic-assisted total knee replacement on a patient. Scrub in with us!
Learn About Avala Robotic Surgery
Robotic Surgery at Avala
Avala is currently the only facility on the Northshore offering robotic-assisted surgery for total hip, total knee, and partial knee replacements. Avala caregivers are part of an elite training specializing in this technology, committed to providing shorter, less traumatic procedures with less radiation exposure and more accurate placement of implants.
- BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC SURGERY:
- More accurate placement of implants
- More alignment of implants
- Personalized surgery plan to each patient
- Less radiation exposure
- Faster recover times
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for Knee Replacements
We understand that making sure you know what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, if you have additional questions please reach out to us to discuss.
Each 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.
How Mako Technology Works
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.
In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the Triathlon Total Knee implant. With over a decade of clinical history, Triathlon knee replacements are different than traditional knee replacements because they are designed to work with the body to promote natural-like circular motion.
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.
Make Appointment to Discuss Knee Replacement Surgery