MAKOplasty® Robotic Surgery
At Upstate Orthopedics in Central New York, we have physicians who are highly skilled in MAKOplasty, a minimally invasive robotic surgery for total knee replacement and total hip replacement. MAKOplasty is one of the most technologically advanced procedures used in modern orthopedic surgery, and Upstate Orthopedics has the only surgeons in Central New York offering this procedure. Patients with osteoarthritis of the knee that affects only one part of the joint or advanced osteoarthritis of the hip are most likely to be candidates for robotic MAKOplasty.
Our MAKOplasty surgeons perform total knee resurfacing and total hip arthroplasty with the advanced robotic technology. Like arthroscopy, MAKOplasty robotic surgery is performed through smaller incisions than open surgery, leading to less scarring, bleeding, pain, and downtime, as well as a quicker recovery. Robotic arm technology assists your surgeon in preparing the hip or knee joint and placing the implants with a greater level of accuracy.
One or two weeks prior to surgery, you will have a CT scan of the affected joint, which your doctor will use to create your unique surgical plan for optimal placement of the implant. During the procedure, your surgeon uses a 3D model of your joint to position the implant in the exact position that will be most beneficial for a long-term outcome.
Using MAKOplasty robotic surgery for optimal placement of the artificial joint in knee resurfacing and hip replacement enhances stability and mobility of the joint and restores an active lifestyle.
Patients who are facing a knee replacement or hip replacement procedure might be candidates for MAKOplasty, but only a qualified surgeon can determine which surgical technique is best for you. Because MAKOplasty preserves the healthy parts of your joint, you can still have joint replacement surgery down the road if necessary.
To see if you are a candidate for MAKOplasty knee or hip surgery, call the robotic surgery experts at Upstate Orthopedics in Syracuse, New York at (315) 464-8600. You may also request an appointment online.