Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacements

Mako Robotic Partial / Unicondylar Knee Replacement

Mako Robotic Partial Knee replacement is an option for adults suffering from osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. If you’ve caught the arthritic damage early, you may be eligible for a partial knee replacement. This is where the disease has not progressed to all 3 compartments of the knee, allowing the surgeon to replace fewer parts.

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What is Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacement?

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology can be used for partial knee replacement, which is a surgical procedure that helps relieve the pain caused by OA of the knee. OA is sometimes called degenerative arthritis because it is a “wearing out” condition involving the breakdown of cartilage in the joints. When cartilage wears away, the bones rub against each other, causing pain and stiffness.

  • In a unicondylar knee replacement, only one area (or compartment) of the joint is replaced.
  • A patellofemoral knee replacement replaces the kneecap (or patella) and the grove at the lower end of the thighbone (or femur).
  • A bicompartmental knee replacement affects two compartments of the knee – the inside (medial) and knee cap.
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During surgery, 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. Over the years, knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is an example of how technology is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are being performed.

Is The Surgery Performed By Mako Robot?

No. When you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ it’s important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Surgery is performed by Dr. Narayan Hulse, who uses the Mako System software to pre-plan your surgery. Dr. Narayan Hulse will guide the Mako Robotic-Arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. Then he will insert a Stryker Restoris Partial Knee implant. Mako Technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.

How Does Mako Robotic Technology Work?

Before Surgery: It all begins with a CT scan of your 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, Dr. Narayan Hulse will use the Mako System to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. When Dr. Narayan Hulse prepares the bone for the implant, he guides the robotic-arm within the predefined area and the Mako System helps him stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. The Mako System also allows Dr. Narayan Hulse to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. In a laboratory study, Mako Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan. This study also showed that Mako Partial Knee replacement demonstrated soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the knee.

After surgery: After surgery, your Dr. Narayan Hulse along with nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. He may review a post-operative x-ray of your new knee with you.

What Are The Benefits Of Choosing Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacement Surgery Over Manual Partial Knee Replacement Surgery?

Mako Robotic Partial Knee Replacement helps in ensuring:

  1. Higher Precision
  2. Lesser Pain 
  3. Faster Recovery
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

1. What is Mako robotic arm assisted surgery?

Mako is a cutting-edge robotic-arm technology developed by Stryker. It is the only FDA approved Ortho Robotic system available in the world. It assists surgeons with joint replacement surgery and the results are excellent. The Mako system enables your surgeon to create an accurate 3D model of your unique joint anatomy based on a CT scan. This is used to pre-plan your surgery before you reach the operating table. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Mako robotic arm, based on this personalized plan, helping them to focus on removing diseased bone and preserving healthy bone. The system also assists the surgeon with positioning the prosthetic implant with high precision, thereby ensuring the best fit with your unique bone structure.

2. What is Mako used for?

Dr. Narayan Hulse uses Mako robotic arm assisted surgery for total hip replacements, total knee replacements and partial knee replacements.

3. Does the Mako robotic arm perform the surgery?

No. The surgery is performed by Dr. Narayan Hulse who uses the robotic arm system before surgery to create a plan and during surgery to guide them and position the implant. The robotic arm cannot make decisions on its own or move in any way without the surgeon to guide it.

4. How is Mako different from manual surgery?

Mako helps in creating a personalized plan before the surgery and better fit of the implant during the surgery thereby providing higher precision, faster recovery and lesser pain compared to the manual surgery.

5. Who can have Mako robotic arm assisted surgery?

If you are experiencing severe hip or knee pain (due to a degenerative condition like Osteoarthritis), Dr. Narayan Hulse may suggest Mako Robotic hip or knee replacement surgery. This entails removing the damaged joint (either the whole joint or just the damaged sections) and replacing it with a prosthetic implant. The procedure will be explained to you by Dr. Narayan Hulse. Book an appointment with Dr. Narayan Hulse to know more. 

Dr. Narayan Hulse is the First Surgeon in India to finish 1000 Total Knee Replacements using Stryker Triathlon implant and is also the First Surgeon in Karnataka to reach 200+ Mako Robotic Total Joint Replacements.

If you’re looking for the Best Mako Robotic, Hip, and Knee Replacement Surgeon in Bangalore, Dr. Narayan Hulse is a top-rated choice. To schedule a consultation with him, contact his office or hospital using the provided contact details on his website. Don’t wait any longer to take the first step towards a healthier and pain-free life – contact Dr. Narayan Hulse today!

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