Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement in Tacoma

Posted on: February 24th, 2020 Posted by: Nicole Francois Posted in: Health, News

Puget Sound Orthopaedics is one of the first surgical practices in the South Sound to offer robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery. It is attracting interest because in some cases the technology can improve surgical accuracy. For some patients this results in an easier surgery and recovery.

Robotic-Arm Assisted Approach for Knee and Hip Replacements

You might be a candidate for joint replacement surgery if you haven’t found relief from knee or hip pain through physical therapy and pain relievers. We offer traditional joint replacement surgery, same day joint replacement surgery, and robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery. Dr. Spencer Coray and Dr. Richard Gray, our orthopedic surgeons, use the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology for knee and hip replacement surgeries with qualified patients. They have trained extensively to perform robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgeries.

 

How the Robotic- Arm Approach Works

The Mako System uses CT-based 3D modeling of your bone anatomy. This modeling helps your surgeon create a digital surgery treatment plan. The joint replacement plan includes identification of implant size, orientation, and alignment based on your anatomy. Your doctor also uses the system and its imaging to update your plan intra-operatively to ensure accurate joint replacement placement.

 

Advantages for Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Replacement

The robotic-arm assisted approach can be used for partial and total knee replacement surgeries. First, our doctors use the modeling provided by the Mako System to find the ideal implant position for a more natural feeling knee. This precise placement aids in a rapid recovery. The robotic-arm approach often results in shorter hospital stays. Once home, you may return to daily activities and experience pain relief faster than patients who had traditional joint replacement surgery.

 

Advantages for Robotic-Arm Assisted Hip Replacement

With the modeling provided by the Mako System, and support from the robotic-arm for placement, there is increased accuracy and reduced dislocation rates versus manual total hip replacement. Robotic-arm assisted hip replacement patients often realize higher function and activity scores compared to patients who have had manual hip replacement surgery.

 

Tell Me More about Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement

Dr. Coray and Dr. Gray perform robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgeries at CHI Franciscan Health’s St. Clare Hospital in Lakewood. To qualify for the surgery you must be a candidate for joint replacement surgery and meet criteria set forth by our surgeons.

Most joint replacement candidates are referred to our practice through their personal care providers. Some people come to us directly. To learn is robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery is an option for you, please schedule an appointment with Dr. Coray or Dr. Gary. Our appointment line 253-582-7257.