Mako Robotic Knee Replacement: Advancing Precision and Recovery in Joint Surgery
Mako Robotic knee replacement has emerged as the latest breakthrough in joint replacement surgery, introducing advanced technology to improve surgical precision and patient outcomes. At Fortis Hospital Bannerghatta Road, we are proud to offer the Mako Robotic program, benefiting numerous patients seeking knee replacement surgery.
Understanding Mako Robotic: Mako Robotic entails a virtual modelling of the knee joint, with the assistance of a robotic system, to ensure precise bone resection and accurate placement of the knee replacement components. Before the surgery, a detailed CT scan is conducted to create a virtual 3-dimensional model of the knee, enabling surgeons to make meticulous calculations for optimal component positioning.
The Role of Robotics: During the surgery, the Mako robotic arm utilizes the 3D model to calculate the angles and axes necessary for accurate bone resection and component placement. Unlike manual techniques, the robotic arm achieves remarkable accuracy, within less than a degree, in bone resection, ensuring the ideal fit of the knee replacement components. This level of precision also allows the surgeon to determine the positioning of the components in various directions and the desired range of motion for the knee.
Benefits of Mako Robotic Knee Replacement:
1. Minimized Tissue Trauma: The ability to position components accurately beforehand reduces tissue dissection and trauma, leading to a quicker recovery and potentially less postoperative pain compared to conventional knee replacement methods.
2. Reduced Pain: Patients who have undergone Mako Robotic knee replacement often experience less pain compared to those who opt for traditional procedures.
3. Enhanced Recovery: By minimizing tissue trauma and utilizing precise techniques, Mako Robotic knee replacement promotes a speedier recovery process.
4. Decreased Blood Loss: Patients undergoing Mako Robotic knee replacement may benefit from reduced blood loss during the procedure.
5. Improved Longevity: While long-term results are still being studied, accurately placed components and advanced surgical techniques are expected to contribute to the longevity of the knee replacement.
Conclusion: Mako Robotic knee replacement technology represents a significant advancement in joint replacement surgery. With its unparalleled precision, reduced tissue trauma, and potential for improved patient outcomes, Mako Robotic offers a promising future for knee replacement procedures. While the long-term benefits are yet to be fully evaluated, the primary focus remains on providing the best possible outcomes for patients today. Experience the transformative potential of Mako Robotic knee replacement and embark on a journey towards quicker recovery, less pain, and potentially longer-lasting knee replacements. Dr. Narayan Hulse, Director of the Orthopaedics Department at Bannerghatta Road, has achieved a milestone by successfully conducting over 500 surgeries utilizing the Mako Robot. He also performs Robotic Direct Anterior hip replacements and robotic partial knee replacements.