Skilled Precision. Rapid Recovery.

We are pleased to be the first in Kansas to use leading-edge Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery to help patients suffering from knee and hip joint pain.

With this latest technology, we can perform hip and knee replacement surgeries that are less invasive and more precise than traditional methods. Less invasive means faster recovery times for our patients and, typically, better outcomes.

The Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System enables our surgeons to create a personalized surgical plan for each patient, utilizing a 3D anatomical model of the hip or knee. The robotic technology helps guide the surgeon throughout the procedure, ensuring only the diseased or damaged bone is removed. It also ensures accurate positioning of the joint implant, which is essential to the implants working properly and providing optimal patient comfort.

At Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital, the Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is used for partial knee replacement, total knee replacement, and total hip replacement.

Potential Patient Benefits Include:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Faster recovery
  • Greater precision in alignment and placement of joint implant
  • More “natural” joint movement
  • Greater flexibility of joint
  • Decreased risk of injury to adjacent healthy tissues
  • Less implant wear and loosening
  • Lower incidence for subsequent surgeries
  • Smaller incisions*

How Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology Works

Step 1. It all starts with a personalized, pre-operative plan. Before surgery, a CT scan is taken of your affected joint. From this scan, a virtual 3D model of your hip/knee is created. The 3D model then allows the surgeon to develop a personalized, pre-operative plan based on your specific anatomy. The plan — a map of sorts — helps ensure the precise positioning of your new joint implant. The surgical team will then test the positioning and fine tune your personal plan prior to your surgery.

Step 2. On the day of surgery, the surgeon performs the joint replacement procedure based on your programmed plan using the Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System. While the robotic technology helps guide the surgeon to stay within the predetermined diseased area, the surgeon is in control of the technology at all times. The Robotic-Arm System does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move in any way without the surgeon.

Step 3. The recovery process varies for each patient and will be developed through close monitoring by your surgical team. Your post-op plan may include pain medication, the use of a continuous passive motion (CPM) machine to assist with bending and straightening the knee, and an evaluation with a physical therapist.

To discuss whether joint replacement is right for you, call 316-462-5088.

Kansas Spine & Specialty Hospital utilizes Mako™ brand Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Technology by Stryker. For more information on the technology, you can visit Stryker’s website.

*Benefit of Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement procedure compared to manual partial knee replacement.