The Everett Clinic total joint orthopedics program is a patient focused personalized experience for joint replacement of the hips and knees. If your joint pain is no longer manageable through medication or physical therapy or it limits your daily activity, it might be time to consult with our Orthopedics team - joint replacement surgery may be an option for you.
Our total joint replacement team are highly-skilled experts in the orthopedic field. Your surgeon, anesthesiologist, physical therapist and nurse work together as a team to provide you with excellent and personalized care.
Advanced Technology for Joint Replacement
Using computerized technology to aid in the placement of the components can lead to better function and a longer lasting joint replacement. Combining this technology with minimally invasive surgical techniques limits the bone or tissue loss at the time of surgery.
Computer Assisted Knee Replacement
MAKOplasty (often referred to as MAKO) is a surgical robot that utilizes a computerized model of your own knee so that the implant’s size and position are optimized. With this technique, ligament preservation is possible and tensions adjusted to allow for a well-balanced joint before any bone is resected. The bone is then removed very carefully with a robotic arm only in the location where the implant is placed. This allows for the least invasive procedure and the most natural feeling knee replacement.
Benefits of MAKO
- Most advanced technology available for knee replacement
- Ability to map out surgery on 3D coordinate system
- More accurate placement of the components
- Increase longevity of replacement
- Better range of motion and stability of joint
- Less trauma during surgery
- Faster recovery
- Cost is similar to traditional (cost depends on insurance)
Anterior Hip Replacement
This technique allows the placement of the prosthesis without the need to cut muscle. No motion precautions are required post-operatively and most patients are walking the same day of surgery with minimal pain.
Craig McAllister, MD
Mark Friedman, MD
Whitney Frost, MD