There are many different types of knee procedures that vary according to your individual needs and treatment options. Depending on your circumstances, you may require either a total knee replacement or a partial knee replacement (either bicompartmental or unicompartmental).
With personalized implants, only the arthritic portion of the knee is resurfaced. This preserves healthy bone and tissue, giving you more options for the future. Implants are optimally positioned in the hip or knee joint to allow the knee to move smoothly again.
Recent advancements in orthopedics have brought revolutionary changes in joint replacement procedures. Computer-assisted equipment – using CT-scanned 3-D modeling and robotic arm technology – now allows for a much higher level of precision, smaller incisions and much faster recovery. Customized implants mirror the surface contours of your knee to help provide greater coverage and implant fit.
Hofmann Arthritis Institute is one of the most experienced clinics offering this innovative, state-of-the-art technology to our patients. Our hip, shoulder, and knee replacement surgeons bring you revolutionary changes to traditional joint replacement surgery. Our precision joint replacement approach uses a robotic arm and CT-scanned 3-D modeling that allows for precision joint replacement. Customized implants are designed to perfectly mirror the contours of your knee, which leads to greater implant fit.
MAKOplasty is an innovative, breakthrough solution for those suffering with painful DJD of the hip and need a total hip replacement.
MAKOplasty, powered by the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System, allows your surgeon to treat your specific hip condition with accuracy and precision. During surgery, the robotic arm guides your surgeon in preparing your socket in the pelvis and positioning the implants. Real-time information and images allow your surgeon to know and control accurate implant placement, which can be difficult to achieve using traditional surgical techniques without a robotic arm.
When hip replacement components are placed using traditional instrumentation, the surgeon uses a ‘best guess’ approach to aligning the ball and socket. A recent study in Boston revealed that 50% of the time top surgeons placed the components in the wrong alignment. This results in premature wear of the components and increased risk of dislocation and leg length differences. Using the MAKOplasty total hip technique each component can be placed to completely restore motion and leg length while extending the useful life of the implants and significantly decreasing the risk of dislocation.
All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors including the patient’s weight, activity level, quality of bone and compliance with physician’s orders. Proper implant alignment and precise positioning during surgery are also very important factors that can improve the life expectancy of an implant. Through the use of the RIO System, implants can be optimally aligned and positioned to ensure the longest benefit.
As a total hip replacement procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by Medicare. Check with your private health insurance to verify coverage.