Makoplasty: Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery

Robotic-assisted procedures represent some of the latest advances in surgical care. Dr. Nicholas Ting — an orthopedic surgeon who is trained and certified to perform robotic-arm assisted joint replacement surgery using the Mako® system — says this technology has taken precision and accuracy to a new level.

The robotic-assisted procedure, known as Makoplasty, has been available at Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics for partial knee replacement and total knee replacement since December 2018. It is used for joint replacement in both the knee and hip. With the Mako system, surgeons can carefully remove damaged bone and cartilage before the joint implant is inserted. After customizing a surgical plan for the patient, the surgeon precisely guides the robotic arm, aligns the components of the implant, and observes the body’s tiniest details through 3-D images while sitting at a console in the operating room.

Learn more from Dr. Ting, who specializes in adult hip and knee reconstruction and replacement, about Makoplasty for joint replacement surgery:

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About Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics

Since 1923, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics has provided high-quality orthopedic care. Our patient care team includes board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons and physiatrists, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, durable medical equipment specialists and more. With two convenient locations in Leawood and Kansas City, Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics offers surgical and non-surgical treatment options across all subspecialties of orthopedic medicine.

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