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Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

The future of joint care is happening now at Portsmouth Regional Hospital

A new alternative to treating osteoarthritis of the knee

Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the first hospital in NH to offer Mako Robotic Assisted Total Knee Replacement.

If you suffer from knee pain and are looking into joint replacement, there’s a new option available at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. The Mako technology assists surgeons in treating osteoarthritis of the knee and restoring your mobility and active lifestyle.

The Mako System is Stryker's robotic-arm assisted technology that provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. A 3D model of your knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing partial knee replacement or a total knee replacement.

Makoplasty is a robotic arm assisted partial knee resurfacing procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA). By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by OA, your surgeon can resurface your knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

Mako Partial Knee Replacement Can:

  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee
  • Preserve healthy tissue and bone
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total knee replacement surgery

Unlike other more invasive procedures Mako Robotic- Arm Assisted Technology can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee. And since healthy bone is preserved, patients who undergo Mako Partial Knee procedures may still be a candidate for a total knee replacement procedure later in life if necessary.

The Mako Partial Knee Replacement procedure is indicated for patients suffering from unicompartmental or bicompartmental knee disease. A total replacement is sometimes necessary if your surgeon discovers during surgery that your knee has more damage than originally seen in the pre-operative X-rays and CT scan.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Mako provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement.

During the procedure, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area and the Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created.

Unlike other more invasive procedures, Mako Robotic- Arm Assisted Technology can often be performed through a four to six inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). Additionally the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural feeling knee.

If your surgeon determines that you are a good candidate for the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, you will be scheduled for a computed tomography (CT) scan of your knee one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant replacement.

For more information on the physicians performing Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, please call our Physician Referral Line at (888) 421-1080.

Learn more at http://www.Makoplasty.com/