Wesley Medical Center offers MAKO Robotic-Arm-Assisted Technology for knee and hip joint replacements. This technology allows a surgeon to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon-guided robotic-arm, which helps the physician execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.
How does robotic-arm-assisted joint replacement surgery work?
- Have a plan personalized for you! It all begins with a CT scan of tour joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This model is loaded on the robot system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
- During surgery, your orthopedic surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the joint socked and positioning the implant based on your personalized plan. The system allows your surgeon to adjust your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the robotic-arm guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide a more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
- 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.
Meet Wesley's Robotic-Arm-Assisted Joint Replacement Surgeons
Paul Pappademos, MD
Christopher Anderson, MD
Robert Cusick, MD
Jeffrey Shepherd, MD