It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your anatomy. This virtual model is used to create your patient-specific pre-operative plan.
In the operating room, your surgeon will use the Stryker Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopaedic System (or RIO) to assist in performing your surgery based on your patient-specific pre-operative plan.
MAKOplasty robotic arm assisted partial knee surgery is designed to help your surgeon resurface the knee. Your surgeon will use your patient-specific pre-operative plan to target the part of your knee damaged by osteoarthritis and spare healthy bone and ligaments.
MAKOplasty robotic arm assisted surgery can also be used in total hip replacement surgery. During this surgery, the robotic arm is designed to assist your surgeon in preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant by providing real time information and images based on your patient-specific pre-operative plan.
General Indications: Partial knee replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, and post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee.
Contraindications: Partial knee replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the knee, or excessive body weight.
Common Side Effects of Knee Replacement Surgery: As with any surgery, knee replacement surgery has serious risks which include, but are not limited to, peripheral neuropathies (nerve damage), circulatory compromise (including deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)), genitourinary disorders (including kidney failure), gastrointestinal disorders (including paralytic ileus (loss of intestinal digestive movement)), vascular disorders (including thrombus (blood clots), blood loss, or changes in blood pressure or heart rhythm), bronchopulmonary disorders (including emboli, stroke or pneumonia), heart attack, and death.
Implant related risks that may lead to a revision of the implant include: dislocation, loosening, fracture, nerve damage, wear of the implant, metal sensitivity, osteolysis (localized progressive bone loss), and reaction to particle debris. Partial knee implants may not provide the same feel or performance characteristics experienced with a normal healthy joint.
General Indications: Total hip replacement is indicated for joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis; and avascular necrosis.
Contraindications: It is not indicated for those with infection, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, mental or neuromuscular disease or excessive body weight.
Common Side Effects of Hip Replacement Surgery: Like any surgery hip replacement surgery has risks which include but are not limited to: bone fracture, bone loss, change in the length of the treated leg, pain, hip stiffness, excessive bleeding, hip joint fusion, nerve damage, infection, blood clots, amputation, heart attack, pneumonia, decrease of bone mass.
Implant related risks that may lead to a revision of the implant include: wear of the implant, reaction to particle debris, dislocation, fracture, loosening, audible sounds during motion and metal sensitivity.
The information presented is for educational purposes only. Speak to your doctor to decide if joint replacement surgery is right for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will receive the same postoperative activity level. The lifetime of a joint replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual. Your doctor will help counsel you about how to best maintain your activities in order to potentially prolong the lifetime of the device. Such strategies include not engaging in high-impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. Ask your doctor if MAKOplasty is right for you.