St. Charles Hospital Adds Mako Total Hip Replacement to Robotic Surgery Program
St. Charles Hospital has added Mako Total Hip Replacement to the list of robotic surgery options in its Orthopedics Program. Mako Total Hip Replacement is designed for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip.
“St. Charles continually seeks to propel orthopedics on Long Island forward and the addition of Mako Total Hip Replacement to our Orthopedic Program means that we can continue to fill the demand for technologically advanced surgical options which have the potential to deliver shorter recovery time and improved mobility to those who suffer from joint diseases,” said Jim O’Connor, Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer, St. Charles Hospital.
Total joint replacements performed with Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology differ from other robotic surgeries because the Mako robotic arm is place directly in the physician’s skilled hand, rather than having the physician direct a machine while sitting at a computer console across the room.
Prior to any Mako procedure, surgeons utilize Mako’s software to develop 3D models of each patient’s unique joint anatomy and create a surgical plan which is highly precise and customized. During surgery, the surgeon-controlled robotic arm enables the physician to focus on removal of diseased bone while preserving healthy bone. The arm likewise assists the surgeon with accurate placement of the hip implant based on the presurgical plan while also allowing for manual adjustments during the procedure.
In 2014, St. Charles became the first hospital on Long Island to introduce MakoPlasty Partial Knee Resurfacing, a minimally invasive treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. In December 2017, St. Charles became the first hospital in Suffolk County to achieve Advanced Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from the Joint Commission, an independent, nonprofit organization, which is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
For more information on Mako Total Hip Replacement at St. Charles Hospital, please call (631) 474-6797.