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Minimally Invasive MAKOplasty®

The Florida Hospital Zephyrhills Bone and Joint Center was the first facility in the area to offer Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, as a less-invasive joint resurfacing option for the hip and knee.
 

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery 

Hip and Knee Resurfacing

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for resurfacing the hip and knee is designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. By selectively targeting the part of your hip or knee damaged by osteoarthritis, your surgeon can resurface your hip or knee while sparing the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it. Unlike other more invasive procedures, Mako can often be performed through a small four-to-six-inch incision. In addition, 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 hip and knee. 
 
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted partial hip and knee resurfacing can:
  • Enable surgeons to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the hip or knee
  • Preserve healthy tissue and bone
  • Facilitate optimal implant positioning, leading to a more natural-feeling hip or knee following surgery
  • Result in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional total hip or knee replacement surgery

Total Knee Replacement

Total knee replacement is a surgical procedure in which the diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called an implant.  This implant is made of metal alloys and high grade plastics to better match the function of bone and cartilage in your knee.  Your implant is designed to move much like a healthy human joint.

Mako technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3-D model to pre-plan your knee replacement.  This helps your surgeon focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone and assists your surgeon in positioning the total knee implant based on your anatomy.  It's important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn't actually perform the surgery.  Your orthopedic surgeon guides the Mako to remove diseased bone and cartilage before inserting your new implant.

To find a Mako trained orthopedic surgeon, visit the Find a Physician tab on our home page or call (877) 534-3108 to speak with a representative from our physician referral service.