PLYMOUTH, Mass.--()--Jordan Hospital is pleased to announce that it now offers MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive partial knee resurfacing treatment for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. MAKOplasty is less invasive than traditional total knee replacement surgery and is performed using RIO®, a highly advanced, surgeon controlled robotic arm system. Jordan Hospital is one of the first community hospitals on the South Shore and Cape Cod to acquire this innovative technology.
“For a good outcome you need to align and position the implants just right. Precision in surgery, and in the pre-operative planning process, is what RIO helps deliver for each individual patient”
Jordan Hospital strives to provide its patients and surrounding communities with the highest quality care and technology close to home. “By offering MAKOplasty, it allows us to treat patients with knee osteoarthritis at earlier stages and with greater precision than ever before,” says Dr. Scott Oliver, Chief of Orthopedic Surgery for Jordan Hospital and Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates.
MAKOplasty potentially offers the following benefits as compared to total knee surgery:
- Reduced pain
- Minimal hospitalization
- More rapid recovery
- Less implant wear and loosening
- Smaller scar
- Better motion and a more natural feeling knee
“Because it is less invasive and preserves more of the patient’s natural knee, the goal is for patients to have relief from their pain, gain back their knee motion, and return to their daily activities within weeks,” notes Dr. Joseph Zabilski, Orthopedic Surgeon for Jordan Hospital and Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates.
Through its innovative use of technology, MAKOplasty takes partial knee resurfacing to a new level of precision. “In the past, partial knee replacement surgery was not a good option because the implants were difficult to fit correctly,” explains Dr. Eric Rightmire, Orthopedic Surgeon for Jordan Hospital and Plymouth Bay Orthopedic Associates.
The RIO® system enables the surgeon to complete a patient specific pre-surgical plan that details the technique for bone preparation and customized implant positioning using a CT scan of the patient’s own knee. During the procedure, the system creates a three-dimensional, virtual view of the patient’s bone surface and correlates the image to the pre-programmed surgical plan. As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, its tactile, auditory, and visual feedback limits the bone preparation to the diseased areas and provides for real time adjustments and more optimal implant positioning and placement for each individual patient.
Jordan Hospital’s team of orthopedic surgeons believes precision is key in planning and performing partial knee surgeries. “For a good outcome you need to align and position the implants just right. Precision in surgery, and in the pre-operative planning process, is what RIO helps deliver for each individual patient,” says Oliver.
The opportunity for early intervention is important as osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
For more information about MAKOplasty at Jordan Hospital, go to www.jordanhospital.org/knee.
About Jordan Hospital
Jordan Hospital is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. Established in 1901, Jordan Hospital is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.