Mako Robot for Total Hip and Total Knee replacement and Partial Knee Surgery
The addition of the MAKO Robot demonstrates United Regional’s commitment to precision medicine and expands our regional leadership in robotic surgery.
How robot-assisted joint replacement works
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used by your surgeon to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement
During an operation, the surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm, which will limit their movements, as they prepare the bone for the implant, to within the boundaries set by the pre-plan. This means only the diseased bone is removed. The robot will then help with positioning the implant based on the patient’s anatomy.
In the Operating Room
The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
Partial Knee Replacement
Partial knee replacements (PKR) are designed to relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA). By targeting the part of the knee damaged by OA, a surgeon can replace the diseased bone while helping to spare the healthy areas and ligaments surrounding it.
The stability and precision of robotics means that the task of knee resurfacing is made much easier. By limiting the unnecessary removal of healthy tissue and bone, and better positioning implants, trauma and pain is reduced.
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.
Orthopedic Surgery involves the correction of injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that one in seven Americans will experience a musculoskeletal impairment. Orthopedic injuries can affect individuals of any age, gender or physical condition.
At United Regional, our highly trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide extensive diagnosis and specialized treatment plans for those who have experienced an orthopedic injury. As a complement to the orthopedic surgery, United Regional has licensed physical therapists to help reduce pain and increase function for everyday life.
Orthopedic Conditions and Services at United Regional
Orthopedic surgeons at United Regional specialize in the diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including the following:
- Broken bones
- Joint Pain from Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis
- Hip dysplasia
- ACL tears
- MCL tears
- Ligament tears
- Meniscus tears
- Rotator cuff injury
- Shoulder disorders
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Tennis Elbow
- Trigger Finger
- Traumatic hand injuries
- Sports injuries
Orthopedic Treatment Services
Our orthopedic surgeons perform more than 2,200 orthopedic procedures annually and have expertise in the following areas:
- Mako Robot for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Surgery
- Adult joint reconstruction and revision, including anterior hip, hip, knee, shoulder replacements and reverse shoulder replacements.
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Fusions for rheumatoid arthritis, degenerative arthritis and post-traumatic arthritis
- Foot and ankle injuries
- Hand surgery
- Sports injuries
To find a physician in this medical specialty, please visit our Physician Directory, or contact United Regional Call-a-Nurse at (940) 764-8570 or (800) 982-9799.
Dr. Joshua Schacter, orthopedic surgeon, discusses how the staff and technology at United Regional are second to none, including any sports medicine specific practices in large metropolitan areas, such as Dallas or Ft. Worth. With access to the same or better equipment, and because of their devotion to excellence, United Regional sometimes gets it earlier than some of the larger facilities.