South County Hospital

Mako for Partial Knee Replacement 

401 788-1700  To learn more about SCH Orthopedics Center
401 789-1422  To schedule a consultation with a Mako-certified surgeon

South County Hospital was the first hospital in Rhode Island and New England to offer Mako partial knee replacement, Mako total knee replacement, and Mako total hip replacement. Most experienced Mako surgeons in Rhode Island.

Westerly runner hits the pavement after MAKOplasty knee resurfacing
Westerly Runner Hits the
Pavement After Mako Knee Resurfacing

 Knee Surgery





Mako Part 1: Robotics Teacher 
Receives Robot Assisted Knee Surgery


Mako Part 2: Update on 
Robotics Teacher Knee Refurfacing

Advantages of Mako partial knee replacement*:


Mako knee resurfacing surgery advances
to outpatient procedure

If you suffer from knee pain that's affecting your quality of life or you've been told you need a total knee replacement, it's worth your time to investigate Mako.

  • Small incision
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • More “natural feeling” knee following surgery
  • More rapid recovery means a faster return to daily activities
  • Spares healthy bone (allowing a patient to keep up to 72-percent more bone than with a “total knee” replacement procedure) and surrounding tissue.
  • Improves mobility and pain relief, since the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) are not severed during knee resurfacing
  • Requires minimal hospitalization and recuperation

*Compared to traditional knee replacement surgery

How Mako works

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is used for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement. The Mako technology provides your surgeon with a specific 3-D model of your anatomy to allow for a personalized surgical plan. Here's how it works:

1. Your Personalized Plan: It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.

2. In the operating room, your surgeon will use Mako to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

3. After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review an x-ray of your new partial knee with you.


   
Mako-certified orthopedic surgeons

Clinical Data Proves Benefits of Mako partial knee replacement

Recently released clinical research data confirms what many orthopedic surgeons recognized early on: Mako offers significant improvement in patient outcome for total hip replacement and for knee resurfacing because of the technology. These improved outcomes result from superior implant positioning, which directly affects patient mobility, implant longevity, and patient satisfaction. The studies compared Mako with “manual” procedures at a number of highly-regarded U.S. hospitals, performed by some of the most respected orthopedic surgeons in the country. 

Other studies conducted conclude:

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