Sovah Health - Martinsville now offers robotic-assisted total joint replacement surgery, which allows for customization to the unique shape and motion of your knee. Orthopedic surgeons who are specially trained to use the system use it for total knee and hip replacement procedures transforming the way joint replacement surgery is performed.

Every knee is unique. If you have tried nonsurgical treatments and your knee pain continues, joint replacement may be necessary to reduce pain and restore functioning. 

Benefits of robotic-assisted joint replacement may include:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster recovery
  • Optimal implant placement
  • Potentially reduced impact to surrounding soft tissue
  • Dynamic joint balancing

It is important to note that in robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery, the entire procedure from planning to implantation is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. The robotic technology is an advanced tool that provides additional precision and accuracy for the surgery but does not replace the skill of the surgeon.

“Robotic-arm assisted surgery is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said Dr. Uosife Alfahd, orthopedic and total joint surgeon at Sovah Health.  “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology for our patients.”

Our team of physicians specializing in orthopedic surgery are prepared to treat most orthopedic consitions, as well as provide consultations and second opinions. Sovah Health's interdisciplinary team approach connects physicians, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, nutritionists and pharmacists in caring for orthopedic patients.

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Find a local provider who specializes in orthopedics & spine by calling 844.GO.SOVAH or or call our joint program coordinator at 276.634.1988.