New Technology for Total Knee Replacement Surgery
BID-Plymouth is the first on the South Shore to offer Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted Total Knee Replacement technology, known as Mako. BID-Plymouth has been using this technology since 2013 for partial knee replacements, but this latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.
Mako Total Knee Replacement is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called an implant. Made of metal alloys and high grade plastics, the implant is designed to move much like a healthy human joint.
When you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ it’s important to understand that the Mako robotic-arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery—the surgeon does by using the Mako system software to pre-plan the surgery.
“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said R. Scott Oliver, MD, Chief of Surgery at BID-Plymouth and Orthopedic Surgeon at Plymouth Bay Orthopedics. “We have been using the Mako System to perform partial knee replacements for some time now and adding this new technology to perform total knee replacements keeps BID-Plymouth on the forefront and provides the community with outstanding healthcare.”
The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy.
If you are experiencing knee pain or would like more information about Mako Total Knee Replacement, please call to schedule a consultation with one of our Plymouth Bay Orthopedic experts at 781-934-2400.