Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacements Now Available at NWOS
Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists is Now Offering Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Procedures With Stryker’s Mako System
Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to now offer robotic-arm assisted total knee and partial knee replacements with Stryker’s Mako System at our Ambulatory Orthopaedic Surgery Center. This advanced and innovative technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling your surgeon to pre-plan your surgery using Mako’s software, allowing for greater precision, potentially shorter recovery times, and even better results.
"The Stryker Mako robot is a revolutionary technology that creates a customized joint replacement that is specific to your hip or knee." said Dr. Darren Plummer, Joint Replacement Surgeon at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists. "During surgery, the information gathered by the Mako robot allows the surgeon to make precise alterations in the positioning of the joint replacement implants in both the hip and knee, essentially customizing the joint replacement for each patient. It is the most advanced technology available and we are excited to offer it to our patients."
The Mako Robotic System is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation, and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.
“We are proud to be able to continue to offer our patients the most advanced orthopedic care available. With cutting edge technologies, outpatient service, and a skilled, compassionate team, our ambulatory surgery center is offering patients in the Pacific Northwest a level of care not found anywhere else,” said Quinanna Robins, CEO of Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists. “The addition of robotic technology to our services further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with exceptional orthopedic care.”