Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Lawrenceburg is pleased to offer robotic-assisted knee and hip surgery, which allows for customization to the unique shape and motion of your knee or hip. This innovative technology can increase the amount of healthy bone and ligament that is spared surrounding the joint, which improves post operative mobility and comfort.
As a result, patients may be able to get back to life faster without an extended recovery period.
Using a 3D image, the surgeon can see and measure the actual dimensions of the patient’s joint and surrounding tissue. The surgeon then programs a surgical plan directly into the robotic technology, working through procedural adjustments, considerations and alterations in a virtual setting before any incision is made. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm through this pre-defined program with full control to make adjustments, as needed.
Every knee or hip is unique. If you have tried nonsurgical treatments and your pain continues, joint replacement may be necessary to reduce pain and restore functioning. For robotic-assisted joint replacement, make an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon who is specially trained to perform the procedures.
We understand that knowing what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, please reach out to your doctor to discuss if you have additional questions.
Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It's important to talk to us about the reason for your joint pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee or hip pain. If you haven't experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee, Total Hip, or Partial Knee replacement.
Mako can help us plan for better outcomes, like less pain and shorter recovery times, compared to manual joint replacement surgery.
Mako is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip.
Scan. It all starts with a CT scan so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy.
Plan. The CT scan is used to create a 3D CT-based model of your joint. Your surgeon uses this 3D model to create a personalized surgical plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
Mako Can. In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStopTM technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created.
It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.