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MAKOplasty™ Robotic Hip And Knee Surgery

A Regional Leader in Robotic Surgery for 10+ Years

MAKOplasty™ robotic-arm assisted technology helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3D model of your knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement surgery. During surgery, the robotic arm system provides visual, auditory, and tactile control to help assure that surgeons remove only the bone planned to be resected prior to surgery.

Unlike other more invasive procedures, MAKOplasty provides the precision of Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System and the contouring design of implants that targets the patient-specific diseased area. MAKOplasty preserves healthy bone, soft tissues and ligaments. Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee. And since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo MAKOplasty partial knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

Benefits of MAKOplasty™ Robotic-Assisted Surgery

  • Personalized surgery plan for each patient
  • Optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural-feeling hip or knee following surgery
  • The procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis, resulting in a much shorter hospital stay
  • More rapid relief from pain, a faster recovery and a quicker return to day-to-day activities
  • Smaller incisions, less scarring, rapid relief from pain

How Robotic Surgery Works

Each patient will take a preoperative CT scan. This CT scan will allow Bienville’s physician to make a personalized surgical plan for each patient based on their anatomy. Using a virtual 3D model, Mako allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the plan is validated necessary adjustments are made while guiding the robotic-arm. The preoperative CT scan along with the intraoperative CT, and x-ray imaging allows the physician to visualize a patient’s anatomy in real-time during the robotic surgery, while the robotic arm guides the physician to accurately place pedicles and screws.

Who is a Good Candidate for MAKOplasty™?

Ideal candidates for MAKOplasty are typically patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis in the medial (inner), patellofemoral (top), or lateral (outer) compartments of the knee. Talk to your physician about your candidacy for MAKOplasty if you have:

  • Tried nonsurgical options and found them unsuccessful
  • One or more non-arthritic compartments of the knee
  • Pain while performing everyday activities
  • Swelling of the knee
  • Stiffness of the knee
  • Difficulty doing normal everyday activities such as walking up the stairs