Get back to pain-free life with a knee replacement customized just for you.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology Now Available at Baton Rouge General
Is knee pain keeping you from doing the things you love? If you aren’t
getting relief from other treatment options, you may be a candidate for
Mako Partial or Total Knee replacement.
Baton Rouge General is proud to offer the first robotic knee replacement
technology in Baton Rouge – a more advanced and precise option for
knee replacement that is personalized to your specific bone structure.
The Mako Robotic–Arm Assisted Technology™ allows your surgeon
to customize your knee replacement by creating a 3D model of your knee
to use as a guide during your procedure. This technique gives your surgeon
more precision while offering you a less invasive procedure, smaller incision
and faster recovery time.
Understanding Knee Joint Replacement
Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons.
It’s important that you talk to your care team about the reason
for your knee pain so you can discuss the treatment options available
to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or
come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located
in one spot or many parts of the body.
Total vs. Partial Knee Replacement
Depending on how severe your knee pain is, your orthopedic surgeon may
recommend total or partial knee replacement.
Partial knee replacement is an option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis
that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Depending
on where your arthritis is, your surgeon may insert an implant in one
or more area of your knee.
Total knee replacement is an option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis.
Your surgeon will suggest a procedure based on the stage of arthritis affecting
When surgeons perform total or partial knee replacement using the Mako
Robotic-Arm, they are always in control – guiding the robot to remove
diseased bone and cartilage and position the implant in the knee joint.
The Mako Robotic-Arm does not perform surgery or move without the surgeon
guiding it, and your surgeon is able to make adjustments to your plan
during surgery as needed.
How does Mako work?
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical
plan based on the unique anatomy of your knee with these steps:
- A CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken, and the CT is uploaded into
the Mako System software.
- The Mako System creates a 3D model of your knee using the CT scan.
- Your surgeon uses the 3D model of your knee to pre-plan and assist in your
total or partial knee replacement.
- In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical
plan while preparing the bone for the implant.
- The surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the predefined area, and the
Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that
were defined when your personalized plan was created.
Could I be a candidate for Mako knee replacement?
To learn more about knee surgery options and Mako technology, call (225) 763-4298.