Total Knee Replacement
A knee replacement is recommended for patients with arthritis and certain knee injuries or diseases that have not responded well to conservative treatments such as anti-inflammatory medications or cortisone injections. The replacement devices are designed to relieve pain caused by cartilage damage, and usually last up to 20 years in most patients.
During the knee replacement procedure, the entire joint is replaced with an artificial prosthesis. The end of the femur is replaced with a metal shell, while the end of the tibia is fitted with a plastic cup and metal stem that fit into the shell. The posterior cruciate ligament and kneecap may be replaced if needed or may be left in place. This procedure can take up to three hours to perform and usually provides immediate pain relief and a return to regular activities. Our knee replacement surgeons use computer assisted navigation and robotics which allows for precise cuts and placement of the prosthesis resulting in better outcomes for our patients.
Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Technology For Total Knee Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is an innovative medical device used for total knee replacement surgery. This technology can reduce the time of the procedure, provide more precision and accuracy, and help improve patient outcomes. Mako Robotics is the way of the future when it comes to knee replacement surgery.
How Does Mako Technology Work?
Mako Technology uses a Mako robotic arm to take a 3D scan of the patient’s knee before surgery. This allows orthopedic surgeons in Tulsa to see exact measurements and plan for precise joint replacement. During surgery, the robotic arm is used to guide the precise placement of implants in order to optimize the range of motion, stability and alignment. The orthopedic surgery is completed with a single incision, minimizing the risk of infection and reducing recovery time.
Mako Technology is designed to be intuitive for surgeons and allows for a more accurate approach to joint replacement. The robotic arm uses sensors, cameras, and software algorithms to provide feedback during the orthopedic surgery. During the knee replacement procedure, the robotic arm helps identify areas that need correction with greater accuracy than traditional methods. It also allows for precision incisions, so the surgery time is reduced.
The accuracy of Mako Technology makes it ideal for revision joint replacement surgeries, and the software's user-friendly interface allows surgeons to quickly adjust alignment or implant placement during surgery if needed. Post-surgery scans can also be done with the robotic arm to ensure that the implants are in place correctly.
Why Choose The Orthopaedic Center For Your Mako Procedure?
It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, who guide 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.
Partial Knee Replacement
Mako partial knee replacement is a minimally invasive procedure for those suffering with painful early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. It is performed using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system and offers more accurate resurfacing of the diseased portion of the knee, saving as much of the original knee as possible.
As a partial knee surgery, Mako surgery can be performed on either the medial (inside) compartment, patellofemoral (top) compartment, or the lateral (outside) portion of the knee. It can also be performed as a bicompartmental procedure on both the medial and patellofemoral portions of the knee. In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
Who Can Receive Knee Replacement with Mako Technology?
People who can receive knee replacement with Mako Technology typically include those who have suffered from joint pain due to osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or other forms of degenerative joint disease. Many patients also seek out the technology if previous treatments such as medications and physical therapy have not provided adequate relief. The Mako procedure is minimally invasive and allows the surgeon to precisely target only the damaged portions of the knee, which reduces trauma to surrounding tissues. The procedure is also highly customizable, allowing each patient to receive a personalized approach to their treatment plan. Patients with Mako technology typically experience less pain during recovery and can return to normal activities faster than other methods of knee and joint replacement surgery in Tulsa.
Total Hip Replacement
Hip replacement is usually a last resort treatment for patients with severe hip pain whose daily lives are affected by the pain, including those with arthritis, fractures, bone death or other conditions. In this procedure, the diseased bone and cartilage are replaced with a metal ball and plastic cup.
The artificial joint, called a prosthesis, may be cemented in place, may be cementless, or may be a hybrid of both. The prosthetic devices provide pain relief and restored function for 25 years or longer in most cases.
Most patients who undergo hip surgery achieve successful relief from their condition, including pain relief, restored function and an improvement to their overall quality of life.
How Does Mako Smartrobotics™ Works?
Mako SmartRobotics™ is a technology that makes robotic surgery more accurate, safe and cost-effective. Mako SmartRobotics uses an advanced imaging system to create a 3D virtual model of the patient’s anatomy. This helps the surgeon as well as the knee and hip doctors plan the procedure in advance and allows them to be more precise during their operation. The Mako Robotics system also provides the surgeon with real-time feedback while they are operating so they can adjust their movements as needed.
Mako SmartRobotics works in tandem with a robotic arm that is controlled by the surgeon to perform the surgery. The robotic arm is equipped with specialized robotics tools and instruments and moves precisely according to the pre-programmed plan created by the surgeon. This helps to ensure that the surgery is done with greater accuracy and precision.
Hip replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fracture of the neck of the femur or functional deformity of the hip.
Hip replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the joint, or excessive body weight.
Like any surgery, joint replacement surgery has serious risks which include, but are not limited to, pain, infection, bone fracture, change in the treated leg length (hip), joint stiffness, hip joint fusion, amputation, peripheral neuropathies (nerve damage), circulatory compromise (including deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)), genitourinary disorders (including kidney failure), gastrointestinal disorders (including paralytic ileus (loss of intestinal digestive movement)), vascular disorders (including thrombus (blood clots), blood loss, or changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm), bronchopulmonary disorders (including emboli, stroke or pneumonia), heart attack, and death.
Implant related risks which may lead to a revision of the implant include dislocation, loosening, fracture, nerve damage, heterotopic bone formation (abnormal bone growth in tissue), wear of the implant, metal and/or foreign body sensitivity, soft tissue imbalance, osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss), audible sounds during motion, reaction to particle debris , and reaction to metal ions (ALTR). Hip and knee implants may not provide the same feel or performance characteristics experienced with a normal healthy joint.
The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will return to the same activity level. The lifetime of any joint replacement is limited and depends on several factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device, including avoiding high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. It is important to closely follow your doctor’s instructions regarding post-surgery activity, treatment and follow-up care. Ask your doctor if a joint replacement is right for you.
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