MAKOplasty: Robotic Surgery

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JOI Has Performed Over 600 Robotic Surgical Procedures

JOI will be providing a Free Robotic Surgery Seminar on April 11th.  To register go to: SEMINAR

JOI prides itself in being on the cutting edge of medical procedures. For years now, JOI has provided MAKOplasty for Partial Knee Replacement and Hip Resurfacing. With over 600 procedures performed, JOI offers the most experience in robotic surgery within the Northeast Florida region.

As technology advances, so does JOI! JOI is proud to announce that we will now offer Robotic Surgery for Total Knee Replacements. While MAKOplasty has been available for only partial knee replacements, it has just recently become available at Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute as a method for total knee replacement. JOI is excited to be on the cutting edge of this medical advancement; and even more thrilled to be able to offer this new procedure to its patients.

What is Makoplasty?

MAKOplasty Total Knee can be an alternative procedure.

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Technology is transforming the way joint replacement surgeries are performed. Robotic surgery offers a minimally invasive and highly precise alternative for those with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. MAKOplasty offers robotic-arm assisted technology that helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. It’s important to note, that the robotic arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery, rather assists the orthopedic surgeon. Your orthopaedic surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. This technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized, minimally invasive surgical experience specific to patient diagnosis and anatomy.

View the following video below to learn more:

Difference between Partial Knee and Total Robotic Joint Replacements

What is the difference between a Partial Knee and Total Knee Replacement? This is a common question asked at Jacksonville Orthopeadic Institute. When considering this question, we like to first look at the anatomy of the knee. Orthopedic surgeons like to think about the knee joint as having three compartments:

  1. Medial compartment (inside the knee).
  2. Lateral compartment (outside the knee).
  3. Patellofemoral compartment (in front of the knee).
MAKO 3D surgery is a more accurate procedure.

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From there, degeneration is assessed. The most common area for degeneration is the medial compartment. Although the arthritic process typically starts in one compartment, with time it may progress to the other compartments. As the knee degenerates, the smooth cartilage that lines the knee joint deteriorates. This cartilage helps remove friction, distributes the joint forces uniformly and helps cushion the forces by acting like a shock absorber. Unfortunately, this cartilage is one part of the body that cannot repair and regenerate itself. Once that cartilage is gone, it is gone permanently.

Partial Knee Replacement:

With a partial knee replacement, only one compartment of the knee is affected. This procedure allows preservation of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.

MAKOplasty: Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing was the newest option for knee patients with knee pain. In partnership with Baptist Health, Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute provides a minimally-invasive Partial Knee Resurfacing, called MAKOplasty. JOI surgeons have performed more of these surgical procedures than any other provider in the region.

How does it work?

The surgeon uses a highly-advanced robotic arm system to precisely remove and repair only the damaged portion of the knee. A small implant is positioned in the knee while preserving healthy bone, tissue and cartilage while alleviating knee pain and restoring natural function. Recovery time is about six weeks-half the time of a total knee replacement.

Total Knee Replacement:

In comparison, with a total knee replacement, all three compartments of the knee are affected. With this procedure, the ligaments are removed.

What are the Benefits of Robotic Knee Resurfacing?

  • Accelerated recovery, and a shorter hospital stay.
  • Smaller incision (less scarring).
  • Better knee function and range of motion.
  • A more natural-feeling knee.

Come Meet Your JOI Doctors

As JOI launches this new procedure, we want to invite patients to come meet their JOI doctors. This meet and greet will allow patients to learn more about this innovative procedure in a relaxed environment.

If you are interested in our next meet your JOI Doctor, please complete this form.

Meet A MAKO Doctor

Physicians Currently Performing Robotic Total Knee Replacement:

Steven M. Crenshaw, MD

Dr. Steven Crenshaw

Specialties: Hip, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics for 15 years or older

Location(s): San Marco

Carl Freeman, MD

Dr. Carl Freeman

Specialties: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, MAKO Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement, Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Location(s): San Marco

R. Stephen Lucie, MD

Dr. Stephen Lucie

Specialties: Joint Replacement, Knee, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Anterior Hip Repair/Replacement, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, Stem Cell Therapy

Location(s): San Marco

Physicians Currently Performing Robotic Partial Knee Replacement:

Phillip M. Bell, MD

Dr. Phillip Bell

Specialties: Anterior Hip Replacement, Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Knee Replacement, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Sports Medicine

Location(s): Baptist South

Steven M. Crenshaw, MD

Dr. Steven Crenshaw

Specialties: Hip, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, Hip Replacement, Joint Replacement, Knee, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Pediatrics for 15 years or older

Location(s): San Marco

Carl Freeman, MD

Dr. Carl Freeman

Specialties: Hip Preservation and Reconstruction Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Sports Medicine, MAKO Robot-Assisted Joint Replacement, Direct Anterior Approach Hip Replacement

Location(s): San Marco

Brett P. Frykberg, MD

Dr. Brett Frykberg

Specialties: Hip, Joint Replacement, Knee, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Sports Medicine

Location(s): San Marco

R. Stephen Lucie, MD

Dr. Stephen Lucie

Specialties: Joint Replacement, Knee, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine, Anterior Hip Repair/Replacement, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, Stem Cell Therapy

Location(s): San Marco

William G. Pujadas, MD

Dr. William Pujadas

Specialties: Anterior Hip Replacement, Fracture Treatment/Fixation, Hip, Hip and Knee Arthroplasty, Joint Replacement, Knee, Knee Replacement, Mako Robot Assisted Hip Joint Replacement, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Sports Medicine

Location(s): San Marco

Carlos R. Tandron, MD

Dr. Carlos Tandron

Specialties: Fracture Treatment/Fixation, Joint Replacement, Knee, Knee Arthroscopy, Knee Replacement, MAKO Robot-Assisted Partial Knee Resurfacing, Shoulder, Shoulder Replacement, Sports Medicine, Stem Cell Therapy

Location(s): San Marco

To learn more about Mako, call JOI-2000 or go to JOI.NET

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.

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