If you’re reading this article, you may be one of the millions of Americans suffering from hip and knee pain caused by wear-and-tear due to degenerative arthritis or traumatic injury. Your hip and knee joints are active in so many of your daily activities that without a healthy joint, the chronic pain becomes more than a nuisance – it can quickly become completely debilitating.

You may have tried bogus stem cell injections or some other treatment and wasted a lot of money just to realize that it does not work.

If you have tried non-surgical treatment and found that it has failed to provide adequate relief from the pain and discomfort then it is likely time to start looking for long-term solutions, one of which may be a total hip or knee replacement surgery.

Joint replacement is an effective method to revitalize your joints, keeping you active and comfortable for years to come. At Tri-State Orthopaedics, serving Memphis, Tennessee and the surrounding areas, Dr. Apurva Dalal stays at the front of surgical medicine and robotic surgery to give you the best possible post-procedure outcomes and the quickest recovery times.

Are you ready to take the first step towards relief from hip pain? Schedule your consultation with Dr. Dalal and the Tri-State Orthopaedics team today. Together, we can help determine whether a hip replacement is the right choice for you.

Our team, led by Dr. Dalal, a Board Certified, Fellowship-trained, and the most experienced robotic hip and knee replacement surgeon in the tri-state area, uses Mako robotic-arm-assisted technology during joint replacement surgeries. Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Joint replacement offers several improvements over traditional techniques to ensure the best results for patients. Here are 5 things you need to know about total joint replacement with Mako Robotic-Arm-Assisted surgery.

  1. A Personalized Surgical Plan

Before your joint replacement procedure at Tri-State Orthopaedics, our team takes a CT scan (a series of X-ray images taken from different angles around your body) to generate an extremely accurate 3D virtual model of your affected joint. This 3D model helps Dr. Dalal see things he wouldn’t be able to see with X-ray alone. The 3D model of the affected joint is loaded into the Mako system software and used to create a personalized plan for the patient, making sure the plan is perfect for the patient and their unique anatomy before we even set foot in the operating room.

During the joint replacement surgery, also known as a Makoplasty, Dr. Dalal matches the patient’s real anatomy with the 3D model located on computer screens to determine implant placements based on the patient’s personalized plan. Because every person’s anatomy is slightly different and unique, the perfect placement of the joint implants make a significant difference in the outcomes of the joint replacement surgery.

  1. Mako Assisted Surgery Cuts Less

Joint replacement surgery using the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology may involve fewer cuts or incisions than traditional joint replacement surgery. The use of the robotic system and the 3D model allows Dr. Dalal to make precise cuts and place the implant in the perfect position with a high degree of accuracy, which may reduce the need for additional incisions or revisions. This also allows for greater preservation of bone, muscle, and other tissue, reducing postoperative pain.  This can potentially lead to a faster recovery and fewer complications for the patient.

  1. Lower Risk of Complications

With less trauma to the bone, muscle, and tissue in the joint, robotic joint replacement surgery has fewer risks and complications as compared to traditional joint replacement surgery. Your procedure at Tri-State Orthopaedics is typically performed in a hospital setting. Younger and healthier patients can sometimes go home the same day of the procedure. However, typically patients spend 1 or 2 nights in the hospital.

Many studies have been performed to provide evidence for greater outcomes and lower risk of complications using Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total joint replacement surgery. One study found that the use of the robotic system was associated with a lower rate of implant malposition, which can lead to a better range of motion and improved function after the surgery. Other studies have also suggested that the use of the robotic system may lead to fewer complications and a faster recovery for the patient. 

  1. Reduced Recovery Time

The benefits of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total joint replacement surgery also include faster recovery times. Studies have found that when using Mako’s robotic technology patients had a shorter hospital stay and a faster return to normal activities as compared to traditional joint replacement surgery. Another benefit that has been found is that there is a lower revision rate and a greater likelihood of total comfort once recovery is complete.

No matter your age or activity level, if you’re experiencing chronic pain and conservative treatment has failed to provide you adequate relief, it may be time to consider a joint replacement. At Tri-State Orthopaedics, we combine the greatest technology and the expertise of Dr. Dalal to provide the best outcomes for our patients.

Call the Tri-State Orthopaedics office that’s most convenient to you to set up an appointment to discuss how we can help you, or book one online. Please note that we continue to offer telemedicine appointments for your convenience. To schedule, the number is 901-333-2525.

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