Partial and Full Knee Replacement with Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
When you live in an ideal climate like Melbourne, Florida, the last thing you want is to be stuck inside recovering from partial or full knee replacement surgery. This is a common procedure as people age, but you won’t have to sit on the sidelines for long when Dr. David Dominguez completes the replacement using Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if Dr. Dominguez has recommended partial or full knee replacement due to moderate knee deformity or significant pain from degenerative, post-traumatic, or rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Dominguez begins using the Mako™ machine long before the day of your surgery to provide you with an exceptionally personalized experience. He first creates a three-dimensional model of your knee that he uses to help plan for a successful surgery.
When you have full knee replacement surgery, Dr. Dominguez guides the robotic arm to remove your diseased cartilage and bone. The robot itself never performs any surgical maneuvers but rather aids the doctor in completing a thorough and efficient replacement. He then inserts a total knee implant for the final step of the surgery. The 3D model aids Dr. Dominguez in catering to your unique anatomy and your specific diagnosis.
Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is also appropriate for partial knee replacement to relieve joint pain caused by degenerative osteoarthritis. This condition typically only impacts one or two areas of the knee. With assistance from the Mako™ device, Dr. Dominguez targets only the damaged areas of your knee. He replaces these parts with an implant while preserving the healthy ligaments and bone surrounding it.
As with full knee replacement, the Mako™ machine positions the partial implant based on the precise anatomy of your knee. This is a different experience than traditional knee replacement surgery that relies on X-ray imaging. Other benefits you can expect with Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery include:
- Smaller incision in your knee
- Reduced pain and discomfort after surgery
- Smaller scar and less overall scarring
- Outpatient procedure vs. a hospital stay
- Faster recovery time
You have an active life to live in sunny Florida, and your knee pain has held you back long enough. Contact 3D Sports Medicine today to request a surgical consultation.