First Mako Outpatient Total Knee Performed at Florida Springs by Dr. Craig Bennett

On Tuesday October 18, 2022, Dr. Craig Bennett performed Florida Springs’ first mako outpatient surgery. The patient was admitted in the morning and released later that same afternoon. This is the only robotic arm present at a surgery center in Pasco county.

How Mako Robotic-Arm Surgery Works

  1. Have a Plan Personalized for You

It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized pre- operative plan.

  1. In the Operating Room

During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the knee or hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

  1. After Surgery

After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review an X-ray of your new hip replacement with you.

Make your appointment today to see if you are a candidate for a mako assisted total hip or total knee replacement.