Medical Center of McKinney’s (MCM) MAKOplasty state-of-the-art robotic technology offers hip and knee replacement patients the latest in precision and accuracy in aligning and placing implants.

Join Dr. Charles Toulson, MCM's Medical Director of Orthopedics, on Monday, Oct. 29 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a free seminar on the latest surgical option for hip and knee pain. The seminar will be held at Medical Center of McKinney, 4500 Medical Center Drive, in Classroom 3-4. Reservations can be made by calling 1-855-296-6265.

“MAKOplasty enables us to perform knee and hip replacement with utmost precision and accuracy, thus ensuring the replacement lasts longer than was once possible,” said Toulson. “This is very important news for patients seeking the latest technology advancements in knee and hip replacement, as well as a restored lifestyle.”

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis with pain and limited range of motion being the primary symptoms. A few symptoms of osteoarthritis include:

  • Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Pain with activity
  • Pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
  • Joint stiffness after getting out of bed
  • Swelling in one or more areas of the knee
  • A grating sensation or crunching feeling in the knee during use

The human knee is comprised of three parts: the inside area (medial); the outside (lateral); and the area located beneath the kneecap.

“The MAKOplasty procedure is ideal for patients suffering from arthritis confined to one of two areas of the knee, whereas traditional total knee replacement surgery is indicated for those with arthritis throughout the knee,” Toulson said.

Unlike total knee replacement, MAKOplasty is a resurfacing of the joint with much less bone being removed. Soft tissues and ligaments remain untouched with allows for an overall less invasive procedure.

“The MAKOplasty technology is also available for hips but, at this point time isn’t quite as minimally invasive as the procedure for the knee,” Toulson said. “In addition to the MAKOplasty and traditional hip replacement surgery, MCM offers several other advanced options for patients in need of a hip replacement including the Anterior Hip Replacement Surgery. The anterior approach is a highly effective alternative and is especially appropriate for patients who are active and eager to return to work and their daily lives as soon as is safely possible.”

Benefits of MAKOplasty include:

  • Facilitates optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Smaller incision and less scarring
  • Reduced blood loss
  • Results in a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay than traditional knee replacement surgery
  • Promotes a rapid relief from pain and return to daily activities

“I’m very proud to say MCM’s Joint Replacement Center has again set the bar for providing highly advanced technology to residents of the North Texas Corridor. There’s simply no reason for patients to travel to Dallas to receive this type of care; it’s available right here on their back porch. MCM has it all,” Toulson said.