Avala is here when you k-need us! We provide our patients with advanced robotic surgical technology for knee replacements to help them get back in motion!
Total Knee Replacement
Avala features Stryker’s Mako technology for total hip, total knee, and partial knee procedures. If you’re one of the millions of Americans suffering from pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the knee, and you haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery might be right for you.
- Did You Know?
- In laboratory studies, Mako Total Knee enabled surgeons to execute their surgical plans more accurately.
- In a clinical study, Mako protected soft tissue and ligaments from damage.
- In a clinical study, Mako patients surveyed 6 months after surgery reported lower pain scores than those who received a conventional joint replacement.
- In a clinical study, Mako patients surveyed 6 months after surgery reported better patient satisfaction scores compared to those who received a conventional joint replacement.
Personalized Surgical Plan
The first step is patient-specific surgical planning. Before surgery, a CT scan of your knee is taken to develop a 3D virtual model of your unique joint. Your doctor uses this model to evaluate your bone structure, disease severity, joint alignment and even the surrounding bone and tissue, so they can determine the optimal size, placement and alignment of your implant.
Throughout your procedure, Mako provides real-time data to your surgeon. This allows them to continuously assess the movement and tension of your new joint, and adjust your surgical plan if desired.
Arthritic Bone Removal
In the operating room, your surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm to remove the arthritic bone and cartilage from the knee. A virtual boundary provides tactile resistance to help the surgeon stay within the boundaries defined in your surgical plan.
With the diseased bone gone, your implant is placed into the knee joint. Then it’s off to the recovery room to begin your journey to strengthening your new joint.
Is Mako Total Knee Replacement An Option For You?
Mako Total Knee is for people with severe knee pain or stiffness resulting from: noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (including osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis), rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis and for those who haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, like bracing, medication or joint fluid supplements.