Holzer Now Offers Advanced Joint Replacement Surgery with Mako SmartRobotics™

This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed, by helping surgeons know more and cut less.

"With Mako SmartRobotics™, I know more about my patients than ever before. For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage; for others, greater bone preservation," said Charles Bishop, MD, Holzer Health System. "Mako’s 3D CT allows me to create a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy before entering the operating room."

"During surgery, I can validate the surgery plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm to execute that plan," said Jason Cox, DO of Holzer Health System. "It’s exciting to be able to offer this technology across the joint replacement service line for replacement surgeries."

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189 percent by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 20 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. Mako Total Knee enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased precision and accuracy. In clinical studies, Mako Total Knee demonstrated the potential for patients to experience less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and greater soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.

Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee replacement is a treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm during bone preparation to execute the predetermined surgical plan and position the implant. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to protect the healthy bone surrounding the knee joint. Studies have shown robotic arm assisted partial knee replacement leads to greater accuracy of implant position compared to manual partial knee replacement procedures.

By 2030, total hip replacements in the United States are projected to grow 171 percent. Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Hip is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm during bone preparation to prepare the hip socket and position the implant according to the predetermined surgical plan. In a controlled matched-paired study to measure the bone resection. This results in greater bone preservation for Mako Total Hip compared to traditional surgery.

"We are proud to be among the first hospitals to offer this highly advanced SmartRobotics™ technology in our area," said J.T. Holland, Executive Director, Surgical & Musculoskeletal Services, Holzer Health System. "This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding health care."

If you are in need of joint replacement surgery, reach out to Holzer Orthopedics to schedule your visit. Our team will provide an individualized plan of treatment for your healthcare needs. For more information, call 1-855-4-HOLZER.

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