We offer hip & knee procedures via advanced robotic arm technology

Imagine the kind of precise surgery that is accurate within one millimeter, or the thickness of a dime. That innovation is now at P&S Surgical Hospital.

P&S Surgical Hospital is the region’s first to offer MakoTM partial knee resurfacing, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement procedures. The Mako Robotic-Arm Technology is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants. This precise and minimally invasive approach means patients will potentially experience less pain, quicker recovery, and a more natural fitting knee and hip.

“Accuracy is vital in planning and performing both partial knee and total hip procedures,” said P&S Surgical Hospital CEO Linda S. Holyfield. “Mako enables surgeons to personalize knee and total hip arthroplasties at a level of accuracy previously unattainable with conventional instrumentation.”

The Mako System features a patient-specific visualization system and proprietary tactile robotic arm technology that is integrated with intelligent surgical instruments. Mako assists surgeons in pre-planning and in treating each patient uniquely.

Four orthopaedic surgeons are certified to operate RIO (L-R): Douglas C. Brown, M.D.; Timothy D. Spires J.R., M.D.; R. Brian Bulloch, M.D.; and Kristopher C. Sirmon, M.D.
Four orthopaedic surgeons are certified to operate Mako (L-R): Douglas C. Brown, M.D.; Timothy D. Spires J.R., M.D.; R. Brian Bulloch, M.D.; and Kristopher C. Sirmon, M.D.

The Mako partial knee resurfacing is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. A pre-surgical plan is created based on a CT scan of the patient’s own knee. The surgeon uses the robotic arm during surgery to resurface the diseased portion of the knee, sparing healthy bone and surrounding tissue for a more natural feeling knee. An implant is then secured in the joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.

The Mako total knee replacement 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.

During a Mako total hip replacement, the Mako Robotic-Arm Surgery System provides visualization of the joint and biomechanical data to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan. After first preparing the femur or thighbone, the surgeon uses the robotic arm to accurately ream and shape the acetabulum socket in the hip, and then implant the cup at the correct depth and orientation. The surgeon then implants the femoral implant. Mako™ Robotic- Arm Assisted Surgery technology offers the confidence of more accurate cup placement and accurate leg length restoration.

Mako is the latest innovation in the Total Joint Program at P&S Surgical Hospital. Hospital leaders built a strong total joint program in 2003, and since that time, the hospital has achieved outstanding clinical outcomes with extremely low complication rates and low infection rates. A Healthgrades Five-Star recipient for Total Knee Replacement for several consecutive years, P&S Surgical Hospital welcomes MAKO to the total joint program.

Holyfield said, “This newest innovation aligns with our hospital’s commitment to provide our community with the best possible healthcare.”

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