Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip and Partial Knee Replacement
Orthopaedic & Spine Center in Newport News, Virginia, now offers the latest technology for partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement to our patients who are candidates for these surgeries. Makoplasty® surgical procedures, using the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, allows orthopaedic surgeons to pre-surgically plan an implant surgery. Based on a CT scan of the patient’s anatomy, a 3-D anatomic reconstruction is created, which allows the orthopaedic surgeon to precisely position knee or hip implants. Better alignment and positioning of joint replacement components has long been the “Holy Grail” of Orthopaedic Surgery. Using MAKOplasty, surgeons now have more resources and tools than ever before to make that a reality.
The Benefits of Makoplasty ®:
- Increased Precision in Alignment and Placement of Joint Replacement Implants
- Less Invasive (Smaller Incisions)
- Decreased Bone Loss (Due to surgical pre-planning, minimal bone cutting is needed to fit the implants)
- Minimal Blood Loss
- Ligament and Muscle Sparing [traditional knee replacements remove the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) and the Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)]
- A more “natural-feeling” knee replacement due to intact ligaments
- Decreased pain during recovery
- Quicker recovery times
Boyd W. Haynes III, M.D. and Mark W. McFarland, D.O. are the OSC Orthopaedic Surgeons performing MAKOplasty® Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip and Partial Knee Replacement at Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. To read our patient success stories, click here.
MAKOplasty surgery is not for every patient who needs a hip or a knee replacement. Knee resurfacing is only an option if you have uni-compartmental or bi-compartmental arthritis of the knee, meaning only one or two areas of the knee are affected. If you need a total knee replacement, MAKOplasty would not be an option for you at this time. Some patients who need total hip replacement may not meet all criteria for MAKOplasty. Again, it is important that you consult with a MAKOplasty-trained Orthopaedic Surgeon to determine if MAKOplasty is the right option for you.