Orthopedic Physician Associates First Practice in PNW Offering Robotically Assisted Total Knee Replacement
For the past six years, our joint replacement surgeons have used the MAKO robotic technology on partial knee replacements with great success. The robotically assisted procedure allows our physicians to replace arthritic and diseased joints through a minimally invasive approach, allowing patients to recover faster and eliminate pain levels with great success.
Now, OPA is the first practice in the Pacific Northwest Region to offer these benefits to candidates needing total knee replacement.
Since no two knees are the same, this technology customizes the procedure for your unique anatomy using CT derived, patient-specific 3-D modeling. Before surgery, a computed tomography (CT) scan is taken of your knee, and the MAKO system is used to create a 3-D anatomical model. This allows the surgeon to accurately plan the placement and alignment of your knee implants prior to surgery.
During surgery, the MAKO system provides real-time intra-operative balancing of the patient’s knee ligaments, enabling the surgeon to precisely balance the knee for optimal stability and range of motion once the implants are in. This 3-D based surgical navigation results in consistently accurate alignment of the knee implants.
The goal of robotically assisted total knee replacement is to promote a more rapid post-operative recovery, and a more natural feeling knee compared to conventional knee replacement surgery.
To read more information on this procedure, please visit our MAKOplasty information page.
Who is performing this procedure?
Dr. James Crutcher, Medical Director, Swedish Orthopedic Institute
Dr. Sean Toomey, Swedish Orthopedic Institute
To Self-Refer: Call 206-386-2600
This procedure is typically covered by Medicare and commercial insurance plans.