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Total Knee Replacement Surgery

What is total knee replacement?

MAKO robotic-assisted total knee replacement is for patients living with pain caused by irreversible underlying conditions like late-stage osteoarthritis that fails to respond to conservative treatment options. Prior to the procedure, your surgeon may suggest conservative options like injectable medications, oral medications, physical therapy, activity modification, and bracing. If these fail to control your pain your surgeon may suggest a total knee replacement for definitive treatment.

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The experts at The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale will exam you and diagnose your knee pain with the help of X-ray, CT scan, or MRI. Sometimes other tests are necessary as well. After a diagnosis is made a personalized treatment plan is developed to help you get back to a more active life as quickly as possible.

About the surgery.

Once in the operating room we will use your personal surgical plan to prepare your bone for the implants. Dr. Martin guides the robotic arm to remove the arthritic or diseased bone and cartilage. While he is controlling the robotic arm it is providing feedback physically, visually and audibly to maintain the boundaries set by your personal plan. The robotic-arm technology has demonstrated in laboratory testing to provide accurate placement based on the personalized surgical plan. The Joint Replacement Center of Scottsdale has two renowned knee surgeons. Schedule a consultation at our office in Scottsdale to see how we can get you moving again.

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