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Robotic Joint Replacement

Advanced Joint Replacement Techniques

Dr. Ehmke offers the latest techniques in joint replacement surgery helping his patients recover faster with less pain and a more natural feeling joint.

How MAKO® Technology Works
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy

Robotic surgery is an advancement to a traditional surgery by using a robotic system to perform the surgery. The robotic system functions as an extension of the surgeon’s hands and eyes.

Listed below are the reasons why robotic surgery is better than the conventional method: A computed tomography (CT) scan is ordered before the surgery to create a 3D model of the area to be treated. This is fed into the system, which is used to accurately guide your surgeon during the surgery.

A 3D camera is used to provide your surgeon with a magnified view of the operating site. The procedure is performed minimally invasively, through 2 to 3 small incisions. This facilitates

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Fewer post-surgical complications
  • Reduced pain, scarring and minimal blood loss
  • Faster recovery and return to regular activities

Although the surgery is performed by the surgeon, the robot ensures that each movement is made precisely, thus greatly improving the accuracy of the surgery. This accuracy helps

  • Repair the damaged tissue
  • Ensures minimal injury to neighboring tissues

Many studies have indicated greater precision of the robotic system than when a surgery is performed by hand. Robotic surgery improves the position and alignment of instruments and implants, thereby improving clinical outcomes.

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