Superior equipment in the hands of exceptional orthopaedic surgeons can produce outstanding results, changing the lives of patients who suffer from crippling pain and debilitating conditions with their knees. That’s why, at the Kayal Orthopaedic Center, we use the Mako robotic arm during some of our most intricate knee surgeries, including total knee replacement, partial knee replacement and patellofemoral replacement.
Surprisingly, many orthopaedic practices are still performing these procedures the traditional way. This can result in less favorable outcomes.
Here’s why: Some patients we treat have iatrogenic problems, which means their previous surgeon caused them. Examples of these problems include when an implant is oversized or overstuffed or when an implant is set improperly or misaligned.
Mako is designed to eliminate those issues. It allows us to do a virtual knee replacement before the surgery so that we can properly position the knee on a cross-sectional image such as an MRI or CT scan. It allows us to be as precise as possible when removing diseased or damaged bone. It also helps us accurately place and align your implant. As a result, Mako robotic arm assisted surgery often means less pain, less stiffness, reduced trauma and quicker recovery times.
Of course, your surgeon always is in control while using the Mako robotic arm during surgery. It guides us by not allowing us to cut outside the specific margins that have been established, based on your unique anatomy. The robot prevents any deviation from the pre-operative design. In fact, if our hand moves—even a millimeter or two—away from the design, the robot will shut off. Therefore, it results in improved accuracy and less-invasive surgery.
When your knee implant is properly positioned and aligned, it’s much more stable. Some patients who have received implants in the past eventually need revision surgeries because their artificial joints have become damaged over time due to infection or normal wear and tear. However, with the precision that Mako surgery offers, it’s possible that you may never need a revision.
At the Kayal Orthopaedic Center, we are committed to providing our patients with the most innovative equipment and techniques to improve procedures, reduce pain, shorten recoveries and maximize results. Robotic-assisted knee surgery is just one of the ways in which we are achieving these goals—giving our patients the opportunities to reclaim active, pain-free lives.
Our team keeps our fingers on the pulse of orthopaedics and offers the latest and greatest techniques to the community. We are the smart choice because we are different—dynamic, state of the art and current. Technology will continue to change, but you can rest assured that Kayal Orthopaedic Center will always keep up.