For many people, it’s inevitable.
Persistent knee or other joint pain due to injury or arthritis leads them to consult a surgeon about their options for joint replacement. Often it is after trying other therapies, such as injections or physical therapy, to reduce their pain and improve their mobility.
Mercy Health is pleased to announce that patients now have another surgical option to consider for surgery: robotic-arm total knee replacement surgery. The key advantage of this technology is improved accuracy for implantation. Precise adjustments can be made during surgery to customize the procedure for each patient’s unique situation.
Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements. Mercy Health has already completed 177 surgeries using this robotic technology. Learn more