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A Few Things to Know About a Mako Robotic Procedure

General wear and tear on the body is to be expected, but the knee is a bit more fragile. That means it needs a bit of extra care in the case of being an athlete or a person of older age. While it’s great to have an excellent specialist available to perform a treatment, think of the safety of the procedure. That’s why a physician might suggest getting a Mako robotic surgery in the Green Bay or Appleton area. The assistance that the physician has can make it much more accurate and create a safer way of doing the procedure. Here are a few things to know about this type of treatment.

What Is a Mako Robotic Surgery?

This procedure has a few key things that separates itself from other forms of treatments. One, the specialist creates a patient-specific 3D plan that uses a CT scan to help guide them. What this does is actually take the data of the patient’s anatomy and ligament balance. The robot arm is then used to help the specialist create a more concise procedures and moving different parts in a way that’s not humanly possible. As a result, they are able to create a more predefined setting for precise movements. This is less invasive to the patient and allows for a better treatment overall. Here’s what happens during the procedure.

A Higher Level of Precision  

During the procedure, the specialist has a better view of the anatomy. The camera is able to catch the small detail that’s hard to see from the human eye. This creates an advantage by being able to focus on tight spots that may be the cause of an injury. They’ll be able to get the mechanical arm to help them get to the little detail in a more efficient way. Also, they won’t have to worry about messing around too much with nearby tissues and muscles, which could make the physician’s task more harmful than helpful. By lessening the risk, there’s a better chance of preventing blood loss or infection. This makes the recovery time a lot faster.

Better Recovery Time for the Patient

After the surgery, it’s important that there’s a good recovery program available. After this type of procedure is done, there’s less scarring. This way, there’ll be a faster rate of healing. The specialist is able to be more careful and create a way to help patients get through everything quicker. Some patients that are in a healthier condition may be released a day or two after the procedure. Discuss with a physician what the best course of action would be in this case.

Next Steps

Click here to learn more. Then schedule a consultation with one of the OSI physicians using the Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery platform.

Please call 920-560-1000 or request an appointment online. OSI is Northeast Wisconsin’s first provider of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery for Hips & Knees.

OSI has convenient locations to serve you. The campus in Appleton includes clinics, a surgery center, MRI, physical therapy, and a skilled nursing facility, as well as a walk-in clinic that provides care for new orthopedic injuries.

OSI has outreach clinics in De Pere (inside the NOVO Health Clinic), New London, Ripon, Shawano, Waupaca, and the newest location in Oshkosh (inside the NOVO Health Clinic).