FREE Community Seminar for those suffering from knee pain: New MAKOplasty Procedure | Events
More than 15 million Americans suffer with painful osteoarthritis of the knee, which often affects their quality of life. A FREE community seminar will be held on November 13 to offer information about MAKOplasty, a Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure that can help relieve the pain associated with osteoarthritis of the knee. The seminar will be held on November 13 from 6 – 7 p.m. at The Orthopedic Institute. Hattiesburg Clinic board-certified orthopedic surgeon Raymond Whitehead, M.D. and a representative from MAKO will be available to answer any questions about the procedure. Please join us for this special seminar to find out more about this new treatment option. To register for the seminar, please call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445.
MAKOplasty® is a Partial Knee Resurfacing procedure performed by skilled physicians and the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. The procedure is designed to relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not affected their entire knee. MAKOplasty® has been shown to improve surgical results and shorten hospital stays, thanks to the less-invasive surgical procedure that uses smaller incisions, reduces blood loss and leaves less scarring. This new procedure is proven to give patients more natural knee function after surgery, helping them get back to an active lifestyle. In many cases, patients are allowed to walk soon after surgery, drive a car in the first few weeks and return to normal daily activities shortly thereafter. MAKOplasty® is powered by MAKO’s robotic arm system, which allows the physician to reproduce the same precision during every patient’s procedure.
“The MAKO system brings a new tool in the treatment of knee pain to our area that is minimally invasive as compared to traditional knee replacement, making it possible for patients to return to their normal lives quickly,” said Steve Jackson, administrator for The Orthopedic Institute. “We are proud to be the first in our area to offer this exciting new orthopedic technology.”
Anyone interested in this procedure should first talk with their doctor to see whether they may be a good candidate. However, typical MAKOplasty® patients share several characteristics, including suffering from knee pain with activity on the inner or outer knee or under the knee cap and start up knee pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position. The MAKOplasty® procedure is helpful for those patients whose osteoarthritis has not responded to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
For more information on this new procedure, for physician referrals or to register for the November 13 seminar, please call FGH OnCall at 1-800-844-4445.