The Center for Precision Joint Replacement: Hips, Knees, and Shoulders
The Center is a leader in advanced surgical technologies and the only hospital in the state of Utah to offer Mako® hip arthroplasty and Mako® partial knee resurfacing.
Mako® for Hips
Mako® offers patients with severe osteoarthritis of the hips a superior alternative to traditional hip replacement. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon orders a CT scan, which is used to create a 3-D model of the hips. On the day of the procedure, the surgeon uses the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System and the 3-D model to optimally place a patient-specific hip implant. Most patients experience less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery. Many patients are able to walk the same day.
Mako® for Knees
Individuals with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis in one or two of the knee’s three compartments may be candidates for theMako® partial knee resurfacing procedure. Prior to the procedure, the surgeon orders a CT scan, which is used to create a patient-specific implant. During the surgery, degenerative bone tissue is removed and the patient-specific implant is optimally placed to ensure maximum comfort and life. Most patients experience less pain, smaller incisions, and a quicker recovery. Many patients are able to walk the same day.
Shoulder injuries are some of the most common types of joint injuries – especially in younger active patients. The orthopedic surgeons at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center specialize in treating a variety of shoulder conditions (torn rotator cuff, impingement, etc.), as well as performing total shoulder replacement surgeries.
The orthopedic surgeons at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center have a close partnership with the Sports Medicine Center of Utah, a hospital practice that services amateur and professional athletes in the Salt Lake City area.
The physicians and orthopedic surgeons at Salt Regional Medical Center treat virtually any disease or injury that an athlete might encounter: torn ligaments in the ankle, shoulder instability, knee wear-and-tear, and much more. In addition to advanced surgical capabilities and state-of-the-art rehab facilities, we offer a number of other services:
- During the high school football season, injured athletes can visit our Saturday Bumps N’ Bruises Clinic, which operates with a goal of decreasing wait time for treatment of Friday night injuries.
- Free Injury Evaluations at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center and Jordan Commons locations. If you are injured, visit one of these two locations for a free sports injury evaluation by a member of our staff. We will evaluate the injury and recommend the next appropriate steps.
The Sports Medicine professionals at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center are proud to be the exclusive sports medicine providers of the following teams:
- Muscle strains, sprains and cramps
- Frozen shoulders and joint pain
- Tendonitis (i.e., tennis elbow)
- Runner’s Knee (patellofemoral pain)
- Shin splints
- Sprained or twisted ankles
- Achilles tendon injuries
- Foot arch pains and strains
- Stress fractures