Robotic Knee and Hip Replacement Surgery
Arthritis in your joints can be extremely uncomfortable and easily affect your quality of life. When your knee or hip are arthritic, the cartilage wears away, causing the bones to grind together. This produces pain, loss of motion and swelling.
Our doctors work with state-of-the-art equipment at both McLaren Hospital and the Hurley Surgery Center.
One type of procedure that our doctors can offer using this equipment is the Mako robotic arm-assisted joint replacement procedure. It is designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to arthritis. By selectively targeting the damaged cartilage, our surgeons can spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the arthritic portion of your joint.
What is the advantage of robotic surgery for knee and hip replacements?
Robotic arm-assisted technology provides a patient-specific 3-D model to allow our surgeons to pre-plan your joint replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists your surgeon in preparing the replacement and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy. This not only allows for a more precise procedure, but cuts down on your overall recovery time.
Another type of technology that our surgeons can offer patients is called the Zimmer Biomet’s ROSA® Knee System. This brings together robotic technology and industry-leading knee implants to help our surgeons personalize surgical procedures for their patients. The ROSA® Knee System uses data collected before and during surgery to assist surgeons in giving you a knee replacement that’s unique and specific to you.
Getting a precise knee implant fit is important to your comfort and overall experience following knee replacement surgery. Our surgeons use the computer and software technology to control and move surgical instruments, allowing for greater precision during procedures, giving you an increased chance for better recovery and long term results.
“For everyone involved – surgeons, medical staff and, most importantly, patients – ROSA Knee has the potential to offer a number of key benefits and advantages. We know the decision to have joint replacement is often a difficult one for patients to make, and we believe these robotically-assisted technologies have the potential to make it an easier one moving forward."
- Catherine Metz, Service Line Administrator of Hurley’s Center for Joint Replacement
OrthoMichigan's world-class orthopedic surgeons provide cutting-edge solutions for patients so they can recover faster and have more mobility than ever before.
OrthoMichigan has been Michigan’s premier orthopedic group for over 35 years. With over a dozen board-certified surgeons on staff, we are a leader in the orthopedic field using advanced cutting-edge technology to deliver superior care to our patients.
Our mission is to get you back on your feet and feeling better than ever.
Our Doctors Who Perform Robotic Surgeries
Dr Srivastava joined OrthoMichigan in 2010. He earned his undergraduate and medical degree in India before moving to the States. He completed a research fellowship in adult reconstruction in San Diego and Orthopedic surgery residency at McLaren Flint. He has a special interest in anterior hip replacement, partial and total knee replacement.
Dr. Srivastava is passionate about clinical research and high quality resident education in Flint.
Ajay K. Srivastava, M.D.
With over a decade experience in general orthopedics,
Dr. Telehowski specializes in joint replacement, trauma and sports medicine. Born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Telehowski completed his undergraduate degree in science and chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and earned his medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Telehowski continued his post-education with general surgery residency and orthopedic surgery residency at McLaren Regional Center in Flint. He joined the OrthoMichigan family in 2004.When he’s not in the operating room, Dr. Telehowski enjoys spending time with his family and rooting for the Tigers, Red Wings and Lions.
Paul M. Telehowski, M.D.
A native of Michigan, Dr. Willson joined OrthoMichigan in 2008. She completed an undergraduate degree at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, medical degree at Wayne State University’s School of Medicine, internship and orthopedic residency at University of Chicago, and a fellowship in lower extremity reconstruction and hip and knee replacement at Scripps Clinic in San Diego, California. When Dr. Willson’s not working, she enjoys cooking, yoga, and spending time with family and friends.