Dr. Andrew Martin understands that each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. During your examination, he will discuss the reason for your knee or hip pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee, Total Hip, or Partial Knee replacement.
How Mako SmartRobotics™ works
Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so Dr. Martin can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
In the operating room, Dr. Martin follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. He guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStop™ technology helps Dr. Martin stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. By guiding him during surgery, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology allows Dr. Martin to cut less by cutting precisely what’s planned to help protect your healthy bone.
Dr. Martin’s goal is to help get his patients back on their feet quickly. As he says, “Keep moving…life’s waiting.” Call us today at (702) 898-2663 to schedule an appointment. Downloadable forms with our list of insurances are available by clicking here. Trauma patients accepted.
Total Hip Replacement Testimonial
Trish Vogel, TV Producer in Los Angeles
A passion for writing and performing has taken Trish, a Midwest girl, from New York City to Los Angeles. Currently, Trish is a TV Producer in LA where she has long but rewarding days. One day on set Trish started to feel pain in her hip but she kept working through it. The pain became so severe that she decided to get an MRI done between filming shows. She didn’t expect to be diagnosed with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip.
Trish tried different treatment options in an attempt to relieve the hip pain. From changing the type of shoes she wore to physical therapy, the pain wouldn’t go away. Trish’s doctor recommended that she get a total hip replacement. “I kept putting it off. I thought that I was too young to have a hip replacement.” Slowly she started to come to terms with her diagnosis.
Now that the surgery is over, Trish is partnering closely with her doctor and physical therapist to continue to strengthen her hip and core muscles. She’s walking, practicing yoga and using the elliptical at the gym.
“My Direct Superior Hip replacement surgery allowed me to get back to the things I love!”
Click here to learn of another Total Hip Replacement testimonial in this video by Carolyn Fahey.
Total Knee Replacement Testimonial
Fred Funk, PGA TOUR Professional and knee replacement recipient
I’ve been playing professional golf since 1989 and it’s been a great career. I am really excited to be working with the Stryker team because I have had a history with my knee.
In 2008, I had a surgery which left me bone on bone on the lateral side of my right knee and had a tremendous amount of pain. A lot of instability. I had to have it drained 18 times that year. By the end of the season, I was pretty much shot because I was limping around. I had weakness in my knee and my game deteriorated. I couldn’t stay in the game anymore. I decided to have my knee replaced.
I wanted to have a chance to have my lifestyle back. To this day I am just so glad with the decision I made to have my knee replaced. It was a fantastic decision. Probably one of the smartest ones I’ve ever had if you go back to the history of decisions I made in my life.
“To this day I am just so glad with the decision I made to have my knee replaced.”
Fred Funk is a paid spokesperson of Stryker, and his statements represent his personal views based on his personal experiences.
Click here to learn of another Total Knee Replacement testimonial in this video by Robert Malitz.
Learn about the Mako robotic arm assisted surgery - Total Hip Replacement in this video by clicking here.