MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is a revolutionary treatment option for adults with joint disease that provide your orthopedic surgeon with a detailed 3D model of your unique anatomy enabling custom and precise alignment and placement of implants. The diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called an implant. Made of metal alloys and high-grade plastics (to better match the function of bone and cartilage, respectively), the implant is designed to move much like a healthy human joint.
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Physicians currently certified to perform the MAKO® hip replacement, total knee replacement and partial knee replacement at Iberia Medical Center:
Surgery is performed by a MAKO® trained orthopedic surgeon. The robotic-arm does not perform the surgery. Your orthopedic surgeon will guide the MAKO® robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage and insert the implant.
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MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement is an innovative treatment option for adults living with early to midstage osteoarthritis
MAKO® is being used for Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Replacemen. It is a treatment option for adults living with mid- to late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee or hip. MAKO® provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.
The MAKO® technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your joint replacement. During surgery, they guide the MAKO® robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This allows the surgeon to remove the diseased bone, preserve healthy bone and soft tissue, and position the implant based on your anatomy.
MAKO® Hip and Knee replacement surgery is now available at Iberia Medical Center’s North Campus at 600 N. Lewis Street, New Iberia.
The MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and potentially offers the following benefits:
First, a CT scan of your knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the MAKO® System software, where a 3-D model of your knee is created. This 3-D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement.
During surgery, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the Triathlon Total Knee implant. With over a decade of clinical history, triathlon knee replacements are different than traditional knee replacements because they are designed to work with the body to promote natural-like circular motion.
The surgeon then guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area. The MAKO® System helps them stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. In a laboratory study, MAKO® Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.
MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement can be performed as either an inpatient procedure or on an outpatient basis depending on what your orthopedic surgeon determines is right for you. Hospital stays average anywhere from one to three days; ambulatory patients return home the same day.
In many cases, patients are permitted to walk soon after surgery, drive a car within two weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter.
All implants have a life expectancy that depends on several factors including the patient's weight, activity level, quality of bone stock and compliance with their physician's orders.
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacements typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers. Insurance questions regarding MAKO® surgery at Iberia Medical Center North Campus: 337.374.7342
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis and a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartilage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of a joint. With OA, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away, allowing bones under the cartilage to rub together.
Although the root cause of OA is unknown, the risk of developing symptomatic OA is influenced by multiple factors such as age, gender and inherited traits that can affect the shape and stability of your joints. Other factors can include: