Iberia Medical Center is now offering 3 SURGICAL OPTIONS for adults with HIP and KNEE joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis.
– HIP RELACEMENT
– TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
– PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
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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MAKO® Knee Replacement Patient Testimonials
MS. JEANETTE BOURQUE
MS. PEGGY DASPIT
MAKO® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are being performed.
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.
BENEFITS OF MAKO®:
- Accurate placement and precision
- Smaller incision
- Less post-operative pain
- Shorter hospital stay
- Quicker recovery
HOW MAKO® TECHNOLOGY WORKS
- Before surgery
A CT scan of your hip or knee joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the MAKO® System software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
- In the operating room
In the operating room, your surgeon will use the MAKO® System to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the predefined area and the MAKO® System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries, thus protecting soft tissue and ligaments around the diseased or damaged joint.
- After surgery
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.