Orthopedic video series
Many individuals experience joint pain due to injury, disease and normal wear and tear. Joint pain is very common and can range from a mild nuisance to debilitating. If joint pain is affecting your day to day activities, it may be time to consider seeing an orthopedic expert. In this video series, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sean Robinson, shares tips on when you should seek help for joint pain, how to find an orthopedic specialist, and treatment options, including the benefits of robotic-assisted surgery.
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How do I know when it’s time to consider surgery?
The ideal time to consider surgery is when your daily activities are limited. So if you're requiring an assist device, such as a cane in order to get around or doing the things you love to do, then it may be time to discuss surgery as a treatment option.
Robotic-assisted knee replacement
Knee replacement is a very common surgery in the United States, with almost 800,000 performed each year. And, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery, knee replacement surgery is one of the most successful procedures in all of medicine.
Robotic-assisted knee replacement is one option for surgically treating your knee, and “robotic” refers to how the procedure is done. Doctors use robotic-assisted technology to provide an accurate and precise plan for each patient.
Learn more about the advantages and benefits of MAKO robotic-assisted technology, available at Mercy General Hospital, Mercy San Juan Medical Center and Methodist Hospital of Sacramento.
Which method of knee replacement do you prefer?
The MAKO robot is a preferred method, because of the reproducibility of the total knee. It provides leeway when planning a surgery and allows for even the smallest changes in order to perfect the surgical plan. The benefit to the patient is a more well-balanced knee, which should lead to less inflammation and a joint that’s more inline with their natural mechanics.