Knee replacement is a fairly common yet specialized surgical procedure in which a diseased or damaged joint is replaced with an artificial joint called an implant. If you know someone who had a knee replaced even 5 years ago, the surgical procedure used today is likely to be quite different…with better outcomes.
In addition to being the first West Michigan surgeon certified on this new technology, Dr. Johnson is the only surgeon in West Michigan who trains and certifies other surgeons around the world on the Mako. As the latest advancement in complete and partial knee replacement surgery, Mako is gaining international use, and Dr. Johnson’s experience is helping the global medical community.
Your knee replacement begins with a CT scan of your knee joint which is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software, where Dr. Johnson refines the data to better suit your specific anatomy. The result is your personalized pre-operative plan.
Listen to Dr. Johnson’s interview with WGVU on his 1,000th Mako Knee Replacement.