Robotic-Assisted Surgery for Knee and Hip Joint Replacement

Adventist Health Simi Valley offers the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgical System. The Mako combines advanced robotic technology which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.3

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase significantly in the upcoming years,1 and studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.2 Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, our surgeons can now use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy and to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively as needed.

“Mako is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy, “ said Dr. Andrea Pakula, Medical Director of Robotic Surgery at Adventist Health Simi Valley. “Our Orthopedic surgical team has information at their fingertips that they’ve never had access to before.”

The Mako System is the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements. Click here for more information.

Our offering of the Mako Total Knee application is a key demonstration of Adventist Health Simi Valley’s commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare, and we are proud to be at the forefront of innovative robotic technology.

1. Kurtz AAOS. Total knee and hip replacement projections 2030. projections-show-meteoric-rise-by-2030-55519727.html. Accessed July 4, 2016.
2. Christiaan Keurentjes J, Fiocco M, So-Osman C, et al. Patients with severe radiographic osteoarthritis have better prognosis in physical functioning after hip and knee replacement: a cohort-study. PLOS One. 2013; 8(4): 1-8.
3. Hampp EL, Scholl LY, Prieto M, Chang T, Abbasi AZ, Bhowmik-Stoker M, Otto JK, Jacofsky DJ, Mont MA. “Accuracy Assessment of Robotic and Manual TKA in a Cadaveric Model.” Robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty demonstrated greater accuracy to plan compared to manual technique. ORS 2017 Annual Meeting. San Diego. Poster No.2412.

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