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.

Benefits of Mako Knee Surgery

  • Minimally invasive treatment option for knee surgery
  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Bone sparing – using the Mako can help save more healthy bone and tissue
  • Smaller incision
  • Less scarring
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Rapid recovery and return to daily activities
  • More natural knee feeling following surgery

To learn more about knee surgery options and Mako technology, call (225) 763-4298.

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.

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 your knee:

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.

To learn more about knee surgery options and Mako technology, call (225) 763-4298.