MAKO ROBOTIC-ARM ASSISTED TOTAL KNEE APPLICATION
Innovative Robotic Technology Allows Surgeons to Personalize Procedures to Each Patient
Dr. Stelmach is the first surgeon in the region to perform total knee replacement with Stryker's robotic-arm assisted total knee application for use with its Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.
Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030,1 yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.2 Mako Total Knee combines Stryker's advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System), which has enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.3
"Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy," said Dr. Stelmach. "Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows me to create each patient's surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, I can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan. It's exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology to perform total knee replacement.
The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient's unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.
Commonwealth is proud to be the first orthopaedic group to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area and demonstrates our over 40 year commitment of providing the community with outstanding healthcare.
1 Kurtz AAOS. Total knee and hip replacement projection 2030. www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/total-knee-and-hip-replcaement-surgery projections-show-meteoric-rise-by-2030--55519727.html. Accessed July 4, 2016.
2 Christiaan Keurentjes J, Fiocco M, So-Osman C, et al. Patients with severe radiographic osteoarthritis have better prognosis in physical functioning after hip and knee replacement: a cohort-study. PLOS One. 2013; 8(4): 1-8.
3 Hampp EL, Scholl LY, Prieto M, Chang T, Abbasi AZ, Bhowmik-Stoker M, Otto JK, Jacofsky DJ, Mont MA. “Accuracy Assessment of Robotic and Manual TKA in a Cadaveric Model.” Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty demonstrated greater accuracy to plan compared to manual technique. ORS 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego. Poster No.2412.