The Future of Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery is Happening Now – at Chippenham Hospital.
Chippenham is the only hospital in Central Virginia to offer Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery to its patients in need of hip and knee replacements. If you suffer from chronic hip or knee pain and need a hip or knee replacement, you’ve come to the right place.
Patient Benefits of Mako
When your Chippenham surgeon determines you’re a candidate for Mako, you’ll benefit from:
- Quicker relief from hip or knee pain
- Quicker recovery — from months to weeks
- Smaller incision, less scarring
- Less blood loss during surgery
- Shorter hospital stays
- A more natural knee following surgery
The surgeons at Chippenham Hospital are focused on returning you back to your active lifestyle, and Mako may be part of your treatment.
How it Works
Mako is powered by the surgeon-controlled RIO robotic arm system enabling advanced treatment options for more accurate hip and knee implant placement. The robotic arm technology allows surgeons to more accurately achieve the biomechanical alignments that are planned to fit the patient’s unique anatomy.
If your surgeon determines that you’re a good candidate for a Mako procedure, he or she will schedule a computed tomography (CT) scan of your hip or knee one or two weeks prior to your surgery date. This is used to create your unique surgical plan for optimal implant replacement.
Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with Mako and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any pre-operative and post-operative instructions by your surgeon or his or her staff.
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, Mako is typically covered by Medicare insurers — check with your private health insurers. In some cases it may be performed on an outpatient basis depending on what your surgeon determines is the right course of treatment for you.