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Mako Smart Robotics

Mako SmartRobotics™ assists by guiding your doctor during surgery

At Eminent Medical Center in Richardson, Texas, we use state-of-the-art technology during all of our orthopedic surgical procedures. One of the advanced robotic surgical systems we use is Mako Smart Robotics created by Stryker. Mako robotic arm assisted surgery allows our orthopedic surgeons to achieve more accurate placement of implants as well as provide our patients with less postoperative pain. Call 469-910-8800 to schedule your Mako total knee replacement or total hip replacement at Eminent Medical Center today.

What is Mako Smart Robotics?

Mako SmartRobotics represents a groundbreaking advancement in the field of orthopedic surgery, particularly in joint replacement. The sophisticated Mako system software combines 3D imaging technology with a robotic-arm to assist surgeons in performing precise and personalized joint replacement surgeries.

The system works by first creating a detailed 3D model of the patient’s joint using CT scans, which then guides the surgical planning. During the procedure, the Mako robotic-arm provides the orthopedic surgeon with tactile, visual, and auditory feedback, ensuring precise removal of diseased bone and accurate placement of the implant.

This technology not only enhances the surgeon’s capabilities but also improves patient outcomes by ensuring a higher degree of precision in implant positioning, which is critical for the longevity and functionality of the joint replacement. Mako SmartRobotics is revolutionizing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed, offering a new level of precision and personalization that benefits both surgeons and patients.

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Mako Smart Robotics Procedures That We Offer

At Eminent Medical Center, we offer Mako robotic arm assisted total hip replacements, total knee replacements, and partial knee replacements.

Total Hip Replacement Surgery

During a Mako Smart Robotics total hip replacement, also known as a total hip arthroplasty, an orthopedic surgeon will replace the diseased or damaged hip joint with a fitted hip implant. Hip arthroplasties are necessary for patients suffering from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, and hip fractures or deformities.

At Eminent Medical Center, our total hip replacement procedure using Mako Smart Robotics allows our skilled surgeons to perform hip replacements with unparalleled precision. During the surgery, the Mako system guides the surgeon in removing the damaged bone and cartilage with exact precision, while ensuring the hip implant is positioned optimally for a natural fit and movement. This approach not only enhances the accuracy of the implant placement but also minimizes the impact on surrounding healthy tissues, leading to a smoother recovery and restored joint function.

Total Knee Replacement Surgery

A Mako Smart Robotics total knee replacement surgery, also known as a total knee arthroplasty, replaces diseased and damaged knee joints with high quality implants. Similarly to hip arthroplasties, this procedure is designed to treat joint pain from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteonecrosis, and fractures or deformities.

Robotic arm assisted total knee replacement enables our surgeons to perform knee replacements with a level of accuracy and customization previously unattainable. During the Mako total knee replacement, the robotic arm provides real-time guidance, ensuring the precise removal of diseased bone and cartilage, and the accurate placement of the knee implant. This meticulous process not only ensures the optimal alignment and positioning of the implant but also preserves more of the patient’s natural bone structure. The result is a more natural knee function post-surgery, reduced risk of complications, and a faster recovery period.

Partial Knee Replacement Surgery

If only part of the knee joint is damaged or diseased, an orthopedic surgeon may opt for a Mako Smart Robotics partial knee replacement, also known as a partial knee arthroplasty.

Partial knee replacement using the Mako Smart Robotics system offers a highly targeted and less invasive alternative to traditional knee replacement surgery. The precision of the Mako SmartRobotics system is pivotal during surgery, guiding the orthopedic surgeon in the meticulous removal of damaged tissue and ensuring the precise placement of the knee implant in just the diseased portion of the knee. This approach spares more of the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue, leading to less postoperative pain, a quicker recovery, and a more natural feeling in the knee post-surgery.

Benefits of Undergoing a Joint Replacement With Mako Smart Robotics

Mako robotic arm assisted surgery at Eminent Medical Center comes with numerous benefits compared to manual techniques, including higher accuracy, better results, and a better recovery experience.

Higher Accuracy

More accurate placement of implants in joint replacement surgeries is one of the fundamental advantages offered by the Mako Smart Robotics system at Eminent Medical Center. This state-of-the-art technology provides surgeons with a level of precision that was once unimaginable.

By utilizing detailed preoperative 3D modeling based on each patient’s CT scan, surgeons can plan and execute the replacement with accuracy. This precise planning allows for the customization of the surgery to the patient’s specific joint anatomy, ensuring that each cut and implant placement is done with the utmost precision.

This high level of accuracy is crucial, as it significantly reduces the risk of complications associated with misalignment or improper placement of the implant. Furthermore, this precision helps in preserving more of the patient’s natural bone and tissue, which is instrumental in achieving better overall outcomes.

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Better Surgical Results

The integration of Mako SmartRobotics at Eminent Medical Center has led to notably better surgical results in joint replacement procedures. This advanced system enhances the surgeon’s ability to perform highly accurate, patient-specific surgeries.

The precision of the Mako technology ensures that each implant is aligned and positioned in accordance with the patient’s unique anatomy, which is critical for the success of the surgery. This level of precision minimizes trauma to the surrounding tissues, leading to less postoperative pain, reduced inflammation, and a lower risk of complications.

As a result of Mako robotic arm assisted surgery, our patients have experienced adequate relief from their joint pain as well as more natural movement, which significantly enhances their overall satisfaction.

Better Recovery

Using Mako Smart Robotics for joint replacement surgeries at Eminent Medical Center greatly contributes to a better recovery experience for our patients. This advanced technology, with its precise surgical planning and execution, significantly reduces tissue trauma during the procedure. As a result, patients generally experience less postoperative pain and swelling, which directly contributes to a faster and more comfortable recovery process.

The precision of the robotic-assisted surgery often leads to a reduction in the need for postoperative pain medication and a quicker return to normal activities and mobility. Additionally, the accurate placement of the joint implant ensures that it functions more efficiently and naturally, which not only enhances the immediate postoperative recovery but also contributes to the long-term health and comfort of the joint. This combination of less invasive surgery and precise implant placement results in a smoother and quicker rehabilitation process, enabling patients to regain their quality of life more rapidly than with traditional joint replacement methods.

How Mako Smart Robotics Joint Replacement Works

There are three main steps that surgeons follow in order to perform successful Mako total knee or hip replacements: CT scanning, preoperative planning, and finally performing the surgery with the help of the robotic system.

CT Scan

The CT scan is a crucial initial step in the Mako Smart Robotics joint replacement process at Eminent Medical Center, setting the stage for a highly personalized and precise surgery.

This advanced imaging technique provides a detailed three-dimensional view of the patient’s joint anatomy, capturing every detail of the bone structure. The data obtained from the CT scan is then used to create a precise 3D model of the patient’s joint, which is essential for the pre-operative planning phase. This model allows surgeons to assess the size, shape, and alignment of the joint with remarkable accuracy, enabling them to tailor the surgical plan to the patient’s specific anatomy.

This personalized approach is vital for determining the optimal size, placement, and alignment of the joint implant. The detailed insights gained from the CT scan ensure that the surgical plan is as accurate and effective as possible, laying the foundation for a successful surgery with the Mako Smart Robotics system.

Surgical Plan

The surgical plan in the Mako Smart Robotics joint replacement procedure at Eminent Medical Center is a critical phase where precision meets personalization. Utilizing the detailed 3D model generated from the patient’s CT scan, each surgeon prepares a customized surgical plan tailored to each patient’s unique anatomy. This personalized surgical plan outlines the specific dimensions and alignment of the joint implant, ensuring that it fits perfectly with the patient’s natural bone structure.

The Mako system allows for a level of customization that goes beyond traditional methods, enabling surgeons to simulate various surgical scenarios and make adjustments before the actual surgery. This personalized pre operative plan is essential for anticipating and addressing potential challenges, thereby reducing intraoperative risks. It provides a roadmap for the surgery, guiding the surgeon in executing the procedure with precision.

This thorough planning process ensures that each step of the surgery is executed with the highest accuracy, leading to optimal implant placement, reduced risk of complications, and ultimately, better outcomes for the patient.

Surgical Procedure

On the day of the surgery, the pre-planned surgical strategy is brought to life in the operating room with the help of the Mako robotic arm. This technology enhances the surgeon’s skill by providing real-time, 3D visualizations of the joint and precise guidance within the personalized surgical plan.

It’s important to note that a robot won’t be performing surgery by itself; your surgeon will still be in the operating room. The Mako robotic arm guides the surgeon, and helps them perform surgery accurately and safely.

During the surgery, the damaged bone and cartilage will be removed with exceptional accuracy, while also ensuring that healthy tissues are preserved. The implant is then placed with meticulous precision, adhering to the personalized pre operative plan created from the patient’s CT scan data. This process not only ensures the optimal positioning and alignment of the implant but also significantly reduces the risk of post-surgical complications. The robotic assistance during the procedure also allows for smaller incisions, leading to reduced scarring and a quicker recovery period.

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Schedule an Appointment at Eminent Medical Center Today

Take the first step towards a life with less pain and improved mobility by scheduling an appointment at Eminent Medical Center today. Our experienced surgical team is ready to provide you with comprehensive care and the latest in joint replacement technology with the Mako SmartRobotics system. Whether you require a hip, knee, or partial knee replacement, our expert surgeons are here to guide you through each step of the process, from initial consultation to postoperative recovery. Experience personalized care, precision surgery, and a faster recovery at Eminent Medical Center, where your health and well-being are our top priority.

Contact us today at 469-910-8800 to schedule your appointment and learn more about how Mako Smart Robotics can offer you a new lease on life with cutting-edge joint replacement solutions.

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