Tired of your aching joints disrupting your lifestyle? Get back to your golden years, a time of relaxation and leisure! Avala can provide you relief through our state-of-the-art robotic knee or hip replacement surgery. 

Are you a candidate for a joint replacement?

An important factor in choosing to have a knee or hip replaced is how much it hurts and how much it is affecting your everyday life. Here are some signs to see if you are a candidate to have a knee or hip replaced:

  1. You can no longer complete routine daily tasks without help.
  2. You have significant pain that isn’t helped by non-surgical approaches.
  3. Your doctor says that less-complicated surgical procedures are unlikely to help.
  4. You have osteoarthritis and feel the disease is wearing you down physically, emotionally, and mentally.
  5. You are suffering severe side effects from the medications for your painful knee or hip.
  6. Tests show advanced arthritis or significant joint damage.

Finding the right surgeon and hospital can make a big difference to the success of your operation.  Here at Avala Hospital, we have the right surgeons who have collectively performed over 500 minimally invasive knee or hip replacements.

Avala’s State-of-the-Art Robotics Facility

Avala is currently the only facility in Louisiana offering robotics-assisted surgery for total hip, total knee, partial knee, and spine surgeries. Avala caregivers are part of an elite training specializing in this technology, committed to providing shorter, less traumatic procedures with less radiation exposure and more accurate placement of implants. 

Avala features Stryker’s Mako technology for total hip, total knee, and partial knee procedures.

  • BENEFITS OF ROBOTIC SURGERY:
  • More accurate placement of implants
  • More alignment of implants
  • Personalized surgery plan to each patient
  • Less radiation exposure
  • Faster recovery times
Three Mako System robots for robotic surgery.

Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Technology

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to an orthopaedic physician about your options. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their hip or knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako total hip, total knee or partial knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your joint pain.

How Mako Technology Works

Mako robotic-arm assisted technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako system software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created.

In a laboratory study, Mako total knee technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan. This study also showed that Mako total knee replacement demonstrated soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the knee. In patient and laboratory studies on Mako total hip and partial knee replacement, Mako technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.


Are you in need of joint replacement surgery?

 

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