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™ total hip arthroplasty and Mako™ partial knee arthroplasty.
Mako™ Technology for Hip Replacements
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 Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery 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™ Technology for Partial Knee Replacements
Individuals with early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee may be candidates for the Mako 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.
Mako™ Technology for Total Knee Replacements
Mako Total Knee is the newest application for the Mako System, allowing orthopedic surgeons at Salt Lake Regional Medical Center to execute their surgical plans with greater accuracy than ever before. With improved accuracy and control, soft tissue and ligaments may be better protected from damage, allowing for a quicker recovery and improved post-operative knee functionality.
The operation is similar to the Mako Partial Knee Replacement procedure described above in that a personalized surgical plan is developed using advanced scanning technology and a 3D virtual model. Mako Total Knee Replacement may be an option for people with severe knee pain or stiffness who have not experienced sufficient relief with more conservative treatment options.
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.
Andrew Cooper, MD
Robert Engelen, DO
Physical Med & Rehab, Sports Medicine, Orthopedics
David Howe, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hip & Knee Replacement
Joshua Hunter, MD
Foot And Ankle Orthopedics, Orthopedic Surgery
Stephen Kirk, MD
Trevor Magee, MD
Hip & Knee Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery
Mark Scholl, MD
Benjamin Williams, MD
Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
- 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
- Bone and joint care for knees, hips, shoulders, and ankles
- Comprehensive fracture care
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Ligament reconstruction
- Partial and total joint replacement (hips and knees with Mako)
- Shoulder replacement
- Treatment for sports injuries
- Treatment of work-related injuries