Specialists Hospital Shreveport was the first hospital in Louisiana and one of the the initial forty hospitals in the nation to introduce Mako Partial Knee Replacement in July of 2010 with Dr. Steven Atchison performing the procedure. Since that time, over 1000 partial knee replacements have been performed at Specialists. In December 2016, Dr. Atchison performed the first Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement in Louisiana at Specialists Hospital Shreveport. Currently, Dr. Steven Atchison, Dr. David Googe, Dr. Val Irion and Dr. Chase Lobrano are all utilizing the Mako Robotic Technology and the Stryker Triathlon Knee Implant for total knee replacement at Specialists Hospital Shreveport.
Benefits of Mako Partial/Total Robotic Knee Replacement
- Extremely high accuracy of anatomical placement
- A more natural knee motion
- Quick recovery
- All 4 stabilizing ligaments remain intact (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL)
- No muscle cut
- Non arthritic articular cartilage left alone
- Small incisions
- No staples to remove
- Less pain
- Minimal blood loss
- Extremely low blood clot risk
With a partial knee replacement, the procedure is so minimal that in most cases, patients walk out of the surgery center 1½ hours after surgery and begin physical therapy the next day.
Book an office evaluation or set up a phone consultation today and find out if you meet the criteria for a partial knee replacement.