Robotic Surgery 

Longview Orthopaedic Clinic’s surgeons are the only surgeons in Longview & Marshall to offer robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery.  Robotic-assisted joint replacement has been shown to be even more precise than traditional joint replacement procedures.  This precision happens through two steps.

The first step is patient-specific surgical planning. Before surgery, a CT scan of your knee is taken to develop a 3D virtual model of your unique joint. Your surgeon uses this model to evaluate your bone structure, disease severity, joint alignment and even the surrounding bone and tissue, so they can determine the optimal size, placement and alignment of your implant.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for your implant. The surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage within the pre-defined area specific to your joint. The Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created

It’s important to understand that your surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides the robotic-arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee joint. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding the robotic-arm. The Mako System also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

The orthopedic surgeons, specialists, and staff at Longview Orthopaedic Clinic are proud to be the only surgeons in the Longview-Marshall area to offer robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery. For more information on how you can take advantage of the benefits of this cutting-edge surgical technology, contact us today.

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