Robotic Orthopedic Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis and Hip Arthritis
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis of the knee or arthritis of the hip, you may be a good candidate for minimally invasive robotic-assisted hip or knee replacement surgery using the Mako® system.
In the Miami area, Dr. Carlos J. Lavernia is an expert in the procedure. Not only is he trained to use the Mako system, but he was part of the team that developed this advanced technology. The Mako system can be used to perform both partial and total knee replacement, as well as total hip replacement.
Robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement surgery uses 3D imaging that enables Dr. Lavernia to plan the procedure around your unique anatomy which, in turn, helps ensure the correct sizing and positioning of your prosthesis.
It also enables the surgeon to selectively target only the diseased portion of the affected joint area, preserving healthy, surrounding bone and tissue. Implant placement is more precise, resulting in less wear for the new joint and fewer complications that could lead to future revision surgery.
In addition, robotic-assisted hip and knee surgery is less invasive than conventional surgery, with smaller incisions. That means less postoperative pain and faster healing. As a result, most robotic-assisted hip and knee replacement patients can be discharged from the hospital in a day or two. In some cases, it is performed as an outpatient procedure.
Dr. Lavernia Orthopedic Surgery in Miami, FL
Depending on the severity of your condition, Dr. Lavernia can customize your hip or knee replacement. To learn more about this revolutionary technique, call our office in Miami, Florida at (305) 484-9727 to schedule an appointment or you can request an appointment online.