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Knee Replacement with More Precision and Less Pain

The Center for Joint Health at Griffin Hospital offers an innovative treatment for the millions of individuals suffering from pain caused by arthritis or an injury to the knee with Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.

This advanced knee-replacement technology gives surgeons increased accuracy to protect soft tissue and ligaments from damage, resulting in less pain and faster recovery for patients. Incorporating CT imaging to create a 3D virtual model of a patient’s unique joint structure, the Mako system helps determine the optimal size, placement and alignment of a patient’s implant. In the operating room, the surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm to accurately remove the arthritic or injured bone and cartilage from the knee while preserving healthy tissue and ligaments.

In clinical studies, Mako patients reported less pain and more satisfaction with the results than those who received a conventional-joint replacement.

The Mako system is for people with severe knee pain or stiffness resulting from non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease (including osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis), rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis, as well as those who haven’t experienced adequate relief with conservative treatment options, like bracing, medication or joint fluid supplements.

For more information about the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, contact Griffin Health Orthopaedic Care Specialist, Amy Gagne at 203-732-7524 or visit griffinhealth.org/joint.