Mako for Partial Knee replacement

Understanding Your Joint Replacement Experience

Expecting clarity in your joint replacement journey matters. We know you want to be well-prepared. If you’re going through this material and still have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us for further discussion.


Understanding Your Unique Pain

Every patient’s journey with joint pain is different. It’s crucial to understand why your knees hurt so we can explore the best treatment options together. Joint pain, whether from arthritis or degeneration, varies in intensity and pattern. It can be constant or intermittent, triggered by movement or rest, and affect one spot or multiple areas of your body. Many patients initially try medications and other non-invasive treatments to manage knee pain. If these haven’t brought relief, you might be a candidate for Mako Partial Knee replacement, which could potentially alleviate your discomfort.


The Mako Advantage

Choosing Mako means your surgeon can tailor a plan for better results, aiming for reduced pain and quicker recovery compared to traditional manual partial knee replacement surgery.


Explaining Mako’s Functionality

Mako, a breakthrough solution, offers hope to many battling with the agony of knee arthritis.

Step One: Scan

Everything begins with a CT scan, providing detailed insights into your knee’s structure for your surgeon.

Step Two: Plan

Utilizing the CT scan data, a 3D model of your knee is crafted. Your surgeon then devises a customized surgical strategy based on this model, ensuring precision during the procedure.

Step Three: Mako in Action

In the operating theatre, your surgeon executes the tailored plan, preparing the bone for implantation. Guiding Mako’s robotic arm within predefined parameters, the surgeon benefits from Mako’s AccuStopTM technology, ensuring precise execution within the planned boundaries.


Understanding Mako’s Role

It’s vital to grasp that the surgery is led by an orthopedic surgeon who directs Mako’s robotic arm throughout the procedure, ensuring precise positioning of the implant. Mako doesn’t autonomously conduct surgery or make independent decisions; it operates under the surgeon’s guidance. Moreover, Mako enables real-time adjustments to the surgical plan as necessary.


Mako: Targeting Early to Mid-Stage Osteoarthritis

Mako Partial Knee replacement serves as a viable option for adults grappling with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that hasn’t affected all three compartments of the knee. Depending on the location of arthritis within the knee, patients may receive an implant in various regions.


Crucial Details to Consider

Partial knee replacement is designed for individuals grappling with joint disease stemming from degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or avascular necrosis.

Knee joint replacement is aimed at those with joint issues arising from degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and moderate knee deformity.

Joint replacement surgery isn’t suitable for everyone. Factors such as certain infections, mental or neuromuscular disorders posing risks to prosthesis stability or postoperative care, compromised bone strength, skeletal immaturity, severe joint instability, or excessive body weight must be considered.

Like any surgical procedure, joint replacement surgery carries significant risks. These include pain, infection, bone fractures, leg length discrepancy (in hip surgery), joint stiffness, fusion of the hip joint, nerve damage, blood clots, urinary and digestive complications, vascular issues, respiratory problems, heart-related complications, and even death.

Implant-related risks, which may necessitate implant revision, encompass dislocation, loosening, fracture, nerve damage, abnormal bone growth, implant wear, metal sensitivity, tissue imbalance, localized bone loss, audible sounds during movement, debris reaction, and metal ion reactions.

Hip and knee implants may not replicate the exact feel or function of a healthy joint. Individual outcomes vary, and not all patients regain the same activity level post-surgery. The lifespan of a joint replacement depends on factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will advise you on strategies to prolong the implant’s lifespan, including avoiding high-impact activities and maintaining a healthy weight. Following your doctor’s post-surgery instructions diligently is crucial. Consult your doctor to determine if joint replacement is suitable for you.

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