Though Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares has offered partial knee replacement with the Mako Robotic Arm, it is now the first hospital in Lake County to offer the total knee replacement, according to a press release.
The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement is the latest advancement in joint replacement surgery and transforms the way the procedure is done. FHW’s team of orthopedic surgeons has the most experience in Central Florida doing robotic-assisted surgery procedures for joint replacement.
The knee pain suffered by most patients is the result of deterioration due to arthritis, which can be very painful. By using the robotic-arm assisted-surgery system, the surgeons have the ability to plan more accurately and place implants, reducing the variability within the total knee replacement procedure.
“Being the only hospital in the area to offer the latest advancements in joint replacement technology is something that we pride ourselves on,” says Heather Wood, who has a master’s degree in nursing and is director of surgical services at the hospital.
“The Mako system allows the surgeon to make the proper adjustments during surgery as necessary and guides the surgeon to help provide the most precise placement and alignment of the implant. We are incredibly excited to be able to offer this to our patients.”