If you’ve injured or developed arthritis in any joint in your body — including your shoulder, knee or hip — you may need partial or total joint replacement surgery to get relief for your joint pain.
While joint replacement surgery was once only considered as a last resort (and was mostly considered for older adults), it’s become more and more common in recent years. In fact, by 2030 experts anticipate an astronomical increase in the number of the most common replacement surgeries (knee and hip replacements).
Why? They are effective, and new robotic technology is an option that’s safe and offers an easier recovery for many people.
What is Mako Robotic-Assisted Surgery?
Mako robotic-assisted surgery is an extremely precise minimally invasive joint replacement solution for many suffering from debilitating arthritis or other joint pain. Mako’s innovative technology is up to three times more precise than traditional methods and allows your doctors to:
- Better plan your surgery
- Perform your surgery with increased precision
- Remove problematic bone and tissue and spare the healthy parts
Personalized, Precise Orthopedic Surgery
Before your robotic-assisted surgery, your AdventHealth North Pinellas specialist will make a CT scan of your joint to create a 3D digital model of your unique bone structure. This provides a better view than an X-ray alone. From the model, your doctor can determine the best size, placement and positioning of your replacement joint.
This allows your AdventHealth orthopedic care team to design treatment tailored to your unique needs and anatomy. This personalized approach to care will help give you the best possible results and our Orthopedic Nurse Navigator will be available for support throughout the process.
During surgery, the 3D model gives the surgeon real-time visual, tactile and auditory information guiding his decisions and improving on his accuracy.
Robotic-Assisted Surgery Recovery
After your robotic-assisted surgery, you will recover and rehabilitate in our dedicated orthopedic unit, where our orthopedic nurses and rehabilitation specialists will get you back on your feet again and back to your normal life.
Our team of orthopedists, physical therapists and other experts will answer all your questions, explain the details of your surgery, and suggest lifestyle changes to help you recover and prevent re-injury.
Schedule an Appointment
Providing you with access to the most advanced robotic-assisted surgery treatments from a team of world-class surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and other medical professionals, is one way that AdventHealth helps you feel whole.
With access to the innovative Mako solution and technology, you can enjoy the many benefits minimally invasive robotic-assisted joint replacement has to offer, including smaller incisions, less pain and a faster recovery period.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about Mako robotic-assisted joint replacement.