Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology (Makoplasty) for Total Knee Replacement
The orthopaedic specialists at Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center specialize in joint pain relief. Our orthopaedic surgeons provide the best solution in total knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty, Makoplasty.
Makoplasty or Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides the best solution for total knee replacement surgery.
Each patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. Makoplasty offers a personalized plan specifically designed for your knee in order to provide you with optimal joint pain relief.
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.
To learn more or to make an appointment at Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center, call (337) 703-3201.
How Mako Total Knee Replacement 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 total knee replacement surgical plan while preparing the bone for the knee implant.
The orthopaedic surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area. The Mako System helps the orthopaedic 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 knee 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 total knee replacement implant in the knee joint. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the orthopaedic surgeon guiding the robotic-arm. The Mako System also allows your orthopaedic surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during the total knee replacement surgery as needed.
To learn more or to make an appointment at Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center,
call (337) 703-3201.