At Salt Lake Regional Medical Center, patients know they can count on the dedicated medical staff of orthopedic surgeons, physicians, nurses, and physical therapists no matter what bone or joint problems they face.
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.
Robotic Assisted Surgery – MAKO
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center is proud to offer our patients robotic-assisted hip, total knee and partial knee replacement surgery, a state-of-the-art procedure that combines specialized tools and patented technology with robotics to help surgeons place and fit implants with greater accuracy.
Salt Lake Regional Medical Center- Centers of Excellence
SRC Center of Excellence in Robotic Surgery - First and only in Utah
DNV Certified Hip & Knee Replacement Center of Excellence
Forty years ago, Patrick G., injured his right shoulder. Following the initial injury, when he played sports, he’d have pain, but the next day it would be gone. As years went by, the pain lasted longer and was more severe, eventually limiting the use of his arm to the point where he could no longer perform normal activities of daily living. That’s when he decided to see Steward Health Care Orthopedic Surgeon Pamela Jones, MD, and he hasn’t looked back.
This is Mako™ Technology, which helps surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience. A 3-D model of your hip or knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement surgery.