Mako Robotics

The New Standard For Hip And Knee Surgery

Patients who had surgery with the assistance of the Mako Robot reported less pain and higher satisfaction than those who received a conventional joint replacement.

UNC Lenoir Health Care’s orthopedic team is at the forefront of medical technology with the acquisition of the Mako Robot to assist in surgical procedures. “Robotics helps place the implant more accurately with the assistance of a preoperative CT scan resulting in better fitting implants, quicker healing, and less pain,” says Louis Peak, M.D.  

This revolutionary system was acquired by the Lenoir Hospital Foundation through generous donations and is one of the only systems available in Eastern North Carolina. For more information about how the Mako Robot enhances knee and hip surgery, keep reading below or call 252-522-4446 to schedule an appointment.

Mako SmartRobotics for Total Hip replacement

 

We understand that knowing what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, please reach out to us to discuss if you have additional questions.

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your hip pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Hip replacement, which may provide you with relief from your hip pain.

How Mako SmartRobotics works

 

Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the hip. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so Dr. Peak can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan and assist your surgeon in performing your total hip replacement.

In the operating room, Dr. Peak follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStop™ technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. By guiding our team during surgery, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology allows your surgeon to cut less by cutting precisely what’s planned to help protect your healthy bone.

Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Hip replacement is a surgical procedure intended for patients who suffer from noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Some forms of DJD include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by Dr. Peak, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the hip joint. Mako SmartRobotics™ does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako SmartRobotics™ also allows our team to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

Mako SmartRobotics for Total Knee replacement

 

We understand that knowing what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, please reach out to us to discuss if you have additional questions.

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your knee pain.

How Mako SmartRobotics works

 

Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so Dr. Peak can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement.

In the operating room, Dr. Peak follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the Triathlon Total Knee implant. With over a decade of clinical history, Triathlon knee replacements are different than traditional knee replacements because they are designed to work with the body to promote natural-like circular motion.

Dr. Peak guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStop™ technology helps the surgical team stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. By guiding your doctor during surgery, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology allows Dr. Peak to cut less by cutting precisely what’s planned5 to help protect your healthy bone and preserve soft tissue.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an Dr. Peak, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee joint. Mako SmartRobotics™ does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako SmartRobotics™ also allows Our Team to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

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UNC Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Lenoir

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Kinston, NC 28501

Phone (252) 522-4446

Fax (252) 522-4484

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