You don’t have to live with hip pain. Damage to the hip joint from arthritis or other conditions is a common source of pain and disability. Our orthopedic team is experienced with the full range of hip problems and treatment options. We draw from all the resources of HCA Midwest Health to help you recover and get back to your life and regular activities.
Don’t let knee pain is interfere with your life. The orthopedic team at Overland Park Regional Medical Center is ready to help you live pain free. Our specialists are armed with the latest technology and knowledge, and all the resources of HCA Midwest Health. We’ll work with you to create a treatment and follow-up plan tailored to your needs and goals.
Robotic Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery
Overland Park Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Johnson County, Kan., offering the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for hip and knee 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 Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery Works
1. 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 virtual model is loaded in the robot system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
2. In the Operating Room
During surgery, your orthopedic surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the joint socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The robot system allows your orthopedic surgeon to make adjustments to 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.
3. After Surgery
After surgery, your orthopedic 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.
What Can Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery Mean For You?
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
A. Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. Movements such as walking, bending and turning require the use of hip and knee joints. When your hip or knee joint becomes diseased or injured, the resulting pain can severely limit your ability to move and work.
One common cause of hip and knee pain is Osteoarthritis (OA). OA is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is “wearing out” condition involving the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. When the cartilage wears away, the bones rub against each other causing pain and stiffness.
A. MAKO Robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery is an advancement in the way orthopedic surgeons perform hip, knee and partial knee replacements.
The system works in conjunction with the surgeon’s skilled hands to achieve the precise positioning of the knee implant based on each patient’s unique anatomy. This added level of accuracy can help improve the function, feel and potential longevity of the joint implant.
A. We understand that making sure your total knee replacement is covered by health insurance is important to you. Check with your health insurance provider to verify your specific coverage.
A. The first MAKO robotic-arm joint replacement surgery procedure was a partial knee replacement performed in June of 2006. Since that time, over 83,000 robotic-arm joint replacement surgery hip and knee replacement procedures have been performed around the world.
A. No, the robotic-arm doesn’t perform surgery, nor can it make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it.
A. Individual results vary and not all patients will have the same postoperative recovery and activity level. The lifetime of a joint replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual.
Individual results vary. Not all patients will have the same post-operative recovery and activity level. See your orthopaedic surgeon to discuss your potential benefits and risks.