The Catholic Healthcare West (CHW) Hospitals of the Central Coast (Arroyo Grande Community Hospital, French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Medical Center) are proud to announce the acquisition of the innovative MAKOplasty ®procedure, a new, minimally-invasive partial knee resurfacing surgery used to treat early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee, at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital (AGCH). AGCH is the first and only hospital on the Central Coast to offer the MAKOplasty ® procedure which is powered by the RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic system and offers a more precise and consistent result for partial knee resurfacing.
Patients who undergo the MAKOplasty ® procedure experience shorter hospital stays, quicker recovery durations and smaller incisions, in comparison to total knee replacement procedures. In addition, many return to an active, pain-free lifestyle within weeks of the procedure. Patients experience optimum results because the MAKOplasty ® technology allows surgeons to utilize the surgical system’s interactive tactile robotic arm and 3-D virtual visualization system, which combines computer imaging with intelligent instrumentation.
“Before I had the MAKOplasty® surgical procedure on my right knee, I had great difficulty and pain doing everyday activities and even had to give up golfing,” recalls Dan Cashier, recent MAKOplasty® patient and Arroyo Grande community member. “Now, just weeks after the surgery, I have experienced a fantastic recovery and am so grateful to be pain-free. It is truly a blessing to have such advanced surgical technology offered here on the Central Coast.”
The MAKOplasty® surgical technology provides the surgeon with a three-dimensional live-action, virtual view of the patient’s bone surface and correlates the image with the pre-programmed surgical plan. As the surgeon uses the robotic arm, its tactile, acoustic and visual feedback limits the bone preparation to the diseased areas and provides for more optimal implant positioning and placement for each individual patient. The MAKOplasty ® procedure can be performed on either the inner, top, or outer compartment of the knee and can also be performed as a bicompartmental procedure on both the inner and top portions.
AGCH, known for its comprehensive Joint Replacement Program and expert orthopedic surgeons, is a leading provider of orthopedic procedures and has earned a five-star rating for the past seven consecutive years from HealthGrades, Inc. AGCH has also earned recognition as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement from the Blue Cross/Blue Shield Association for demonstrating expertise in comprehensive inpatient knee and hip replacement services, quality care and exceptional overall outcomes for patients.
The new MAKOplasty ® surgical technology at AGCH will further the CHW Hospitals of the Central Coast’s commitment to provide the most advanced medical technology available to local community members. Recent examples of the CHW Hospitals of the Central Coast’s advanced medical technology includes the acquisition of the da Vinci Surgical System, a minimally-invasive robotic technology, at Marian Medical Center and French Hospital Medical Center’s IG4, a new “GPS” navigation system used for complex interventional radiology procedures.
For more information or questions about the AGCH’s MAKOplasty ® technology, please contact (805) 739-3574.