Knee & Hip Replacement with Mako™ Robotic-Arm-Assisted Surgery

With innovative Mako™ technology, knee and hip replacements have become more effective for many patients.

The Mako™ robotic-arm-assisted surgery system allows our orthopedic surgeons to prepare for your joint replacement procedure in advance. Then, during the surgery, the surgeon uses robotic technology to assist in the precision placement of the implant components.

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Partial and Full Knee Replacement with the Mako™ System

When patients undergo knee-replacement surgery, our orthopedic surgeons evaluate the degree and nature of the damage. This provides the ability to replace the damaged portion of the joint while leaving the healthy aspects intact.

With the Mako system, we have the option of providing a full knee replacement, or if your condition does not warrant repairs to that extent, we can perform a partial knee replacement (PKR).

The PKR procedure requires a high level of precision so that the prosthetic components mesh seamlessly with the natural components of the joint. The Mako system allows the surgeon to achieve an unparalleled level of accuracy. And as a result, the risks of premature wear and the need for revision are significantly reduced.

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Mako™ Technology for Hip Replacement

mako-robotic surgeryChronic hip pain, compromised stability and restricted mobility compromise patients’ quality of life, preventing them from enjoying even the most basic activities.

Hip-replacement surgery is one of the most common joint replacement procedures performed today. Now, with the advanced technology provided by the Mako system, replacement is more accurate, faster and yields better results.

With robotic total hip replacement, the artificial hip joint can be aligned and inserted with a degree of precision not possible with manual insertion. Using the three-dimensional joint reconstruction tool provided by the Mako technology, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to position and insert the implant so precisely as to achieve an ideal outcome.

Is Robotic-Arm-Assisted Joint Replacement Right for You?

Every case is unique, and we approach each patient’s treatment based on their individual needs and goals. If you are experiencing pain or a significant loss of mobility due to degenerative bone disease or injury, hip or knee replacement surgery can be life-altering.

As with any joint replacement procedure, recovering from MAKOplasty requires a period of rehabilitation, including physical therapy and strengthening exercises. However, most patients awake from their procedure free of pain. You’ll be up and walking in a matter of days — or even hours.

If you have knee or hip pain, or loss of mobility in the lower extremities, contact us today to learn more about the Mako™ robotic-arm-assisted technology for hip replacement and full or partial knee replacement.

 

 

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Orthopedic Surgeon at CORE West Jordan
Dr. Spencer Amundsen is a fellowship-trained Total Joint Specialist at the Center of Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Excellence. He specializes in adult reconstruction of the hip and knee, including primary and revision joint replacements. He is certified in Mako robotic hip and knee surgery and Birmingham hip resurfacing. He has extensive training in anterior approach hip replacements and computer navigation.