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A New Treatment Option for Osteoarthritis
At Orlando Health, we’re committed to offering our patients the most advanced treatment options for improved health outcomes and quality of life. For individuals with arthritic knee and hip problems, we are proud to offer Mako™ robotic-arm assisted surgery.
Your joints are involved in almost every activity you do. If you are affected by osteoarthritis, over time the condition may wear away at your cartilage and cause pain, as bone rubs against bone. Two parts of the body commonly affected by this painful condition are the knees and hips. Mako robotic-arm technology allows surgeons to restore diseased joints with implants designed to accurately replace your lost cartilage.
Benefits of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
The benefits of Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery are well documented. More than 50,000 Mako hip and knee procedures have been performed since 2006. Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery is supported by clinical research, including more than 50 peer-reviewed clinical publications, over 300 scientific abstracts, and numerous ongoing clinical studies, showing these key findings:
- Mako robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement resulted in less pain and more accurate implant placement than manual partial knee replacement in a randomized control trial.
- Mako robotic-arm assisted total hip replacement resulted in higher clinical scores for hip function, motion, activity and elimination of pain compared to manual total hip replacement after one year or more of follow-up.
The Mako implants are custom designed by your surgeon to fit your unique anatomy and to experience less wear and loosening than implants used in manual surgery. Other benefits of the Mako surgery can include smaller incisions, less blood loss, less scarring and minimal hospitalization.
Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery is available at the following locations.
- Dr. P. Phillips Hospital
- Health Central Hospital
- South Seminole Hospital
To view a list of physicians performing Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery, click here.