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At a Glance

Mako Total Knee Replacement

The Mako Total Knee application is innovative robotic technology that allows surgeons to personalize procedures to each patient . The knee replacement treatment option is 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 .
“ Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy ,” says Eric Little , director of surgical services for Halifax Health . “ Using a virtual 3D model , the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient ’ s surgical plan preoperatively before entering the operating room . During surgery , the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments , while guiding the roboticarm to execute that plan ,” Little explains .
To learn more about the procedures and programs offered by the nationally recognized orthopedics team at Halifax Health - Center for Orthopedics , visit halifaxhealth . org / orthopedics
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery ( ERAS )
Studies show the earlier you ambulate after surgery , the better outcome you will have . Our goal at Halifax Health is to get you up within three hours after surgery .
Beneficial outcomes of ERAS
› Multi-modal approach to recovery › Less opioids needed for pain relief › No Foley ( Catheter ) needed › 100 % Pre-op Class attendance
› Patients are up and walking within three hours after surgery is complete
› Halifax Health - Center for Women and Infant Health , a Perinatal Center of Excellence , recently earned recertification from The Joint Commission to receive the elite Perinatal Care Certification . halifaxhealth . org / ob
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