When you have a sore knee, an aching joint, a tender shoulder or a weak ankle, you want relief. Our experienced and local specialists from Upper Bucks Orthopaedics at Grand View Health can be reached at 215-257-3700. We care for a variety of diseases and injuries to joints, bones, tendons, muscles and nerves.
We take a bigger look at the smaller things to provide you with personalized care, listen to your concerns and make sure you receive the most accurate diagnosis. We will look for conservative treatments—including physical therapy and sports medicine services—that can help you reduce pain and regain function. If you need surgery, you can rely on The Joint Center at Grand View Health, dedicated solely to joint replacements and staffed by board-certified orthopaedic surgeons.
Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon Paul Weidner, MD, and his Grand View Health colleagues are now offering knee replacement surgery using the Mako® Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery System.
The system’s robotic arm doesn’t perform the surgery. Your surgeon does. He uses the robotic system’s software to plan your knee surgery. Then, he uses the system’s robotic arm during the procedure to remove diseased bone and cartilage and insert an implant.
How Robotic Surgery Works
|Step 1 – Precise Planning||Step 2 – Personalized Surgery|
|The process begins with the patient receiving a CT scan of the knee a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery. The robotic surgery system uses this scan to create a 3-D virtual model of your knee that helps identify the size and placement of the implant based on your unique anatomy.||In the operating room, your surgeon will use the robotic system’s computer software to adjust your personalized pre-surgery plan as needed. Then, during surgery, he will guide the robotic arm within the pre-defined area to provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.|
Use of the robotic system leads to more precise surgery and helps to balance the soft tissues that surround the knee implant. This may lead to less pain and quicker recovery after surgery. All surgery carries risk. Talk with your doctor about whether knee replacement surgery is right for you.
A catering and event planning company owner, Marjorie Monahan of Allentown, spent her career on her feet. Then knee pain began to get in her way. She chose to have robotic-assisted knee replacement surgery from Dr. Paul Weidner at Grand View Health. She was back on her feet in a matter of days, cooking up orders for clients, “I didn’t skip a beat!” she says. Read her full story.