December 2, 2021

Central Indiana Orthopedics Surgeons Perform Over 1,000 Mako Robotic Hip and Knee Replacements

Central Indiana Orthopedics (CIO) is proud of its leadership in providing state-of-the-art and personalized care to all of our patients. We are excited to announce that we recently performed our 1,000th Mako SmartRobotics™ surgical case for hip and knee replacement! Continuing our history of innovation, we were the first orthopedic practice in the central Indiana region to utilize Mako SmartRobotics technology.

Dr. Jamie Kay, CIO Joint Replacement Surgeon, performed CIO’s 1,000th Mako surgery earlier this week at Ascension St. Vincent Anderson Hospital. “I’m proud and excited to perform the 1,000th Mako SmartRobotics surgery for Central Indiana Orthopedics,” said Dr. Kay. “Being a Mako patient myself, it’s humbling to be able to offer the same pain relief to my patients that I experienced after I had my knee replacement with Mako technology. Getting patients back to doing what they love is the ultimate goal.”

Mako SmartRobotics is an innovative surgical solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip, and it enables patients to have a more predictable experience when undergoing joint replacement surgery. Before surgery, Mako uses a 3D CT-based planning software so the surgeon can know more about a patient’s anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. During surgery, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology guides the surgeon to cut precisely what is planned to help protect the patient’s healthy bone. Together, this allows for more precise placement of the implant, enabling better post-surgical movement and flexibility.

“The angle of your tibia and my tibia may be different, so there has to be a very high degree of being able to individualize what we do,” said Dr. David Graybill, CIO Hip, Knee and Joint Replacement and Revision Surgeon. “With the Mako technology, we get within 1mm of where we want to be – this type of technology is helping bring us to where we need to be.”

Mako technology allows me to have a more precise preoperative plan coming in, utilizing CT scan and during surgery gives me more data to make sure I’m putting the implants in a proper position in a more precise manner,” said Dr. Brent Damer, CIO Hip, Knee and Joint Replacement and Revision Surgeon. “It also helps improve outcomes afterward with less pain and quicker recovery.”

With Mako technology, patients experience less pain and a quicker recovery than traditional joint replacements, along with reduced risk of surgical complications. The procedure can even be done as an outpatient surgery, which allows patients to avoid lengthy hospital stays and recover at home. Individuals who require a partial or total knee replacement or total hip replacement would be good candidates for Mako robotic-assisted surgery.

For over 70 years, CIO has been delivering expert, personalized care to residents of Anderson, Fishers, Marion, Muncie, Indianapolis and surrounding areas. CIO’s joint replacement surgeons utilize Mako robotic technology in CIO’s outpatient surgery centers in Fishers and Muncie, and also at Ascension St. Vincent Fishers and Ascension St. Vincent Anderson as the orthopedic surgeons of those two hospitals.

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