Joint Replacement

You don’t need to live with joint pain

What’s in it for you?

It’s only natural to be cautious about getting elective surgery. But joint replacement surgery to remove or repair a damaged joint can help improve how you live, relieving pain and helping you move better.

For joint care, you want experience. Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center has a focused, multidisciplinary team to help you through your joint replacement process.

  • Orthopedic Surgeons
  • Internists
  • Anesthesiologists
  • Dedicated Orthopedic Unit with Specially Trained Nurses
  • Occupational and Physical Therapists
  • Orthopedic Service Line Director
  • Pain Management Physicians
  • Dedicated Case Management Staff

What We Offer:

  • Joint Replacements
    • Hip
    • Knee
    • Shoulder
  • Robotics-Assisted Surgery
    • Mako SmartRobotics™ System
    • CORI™ Robotics-Assisted Orthopedic System
    • NAVIO™ Robotics-Assisted Orthopedic System

Pre-Operative Education:

To learn and help prepare for what to expect before and after surgery, a one on one pre-operative education session is provided to all candidates for joint replacement surgery, their families, and/or caregivers.


Our medically supervised rehabilitation center will provide you with a quiet, private setting with one-on-one personalized care. It is our goal to help you and your loved ones achieve your recovery goals of mobility, function and independence.

Advantages of Mako SmartRobotics™ for Joint Replacement


Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your joint pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee or hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee, Total Hip, or Partial Knee replacement.

Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStop™ technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. By guiding your doctor during surgery, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology allows your surgeon to cut less by cutting precisely what’s planned to help protect your healthy bone.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako SmartRobotics™ does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako SmartRobotics™ also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.


Total knee vs. partial knee replacement

Based on the severity of the arthritis in the knee, total or partial knee replacement may be recommended by a surgeon. Both procedures involve the orthopaedic surgeon guiding Mako’s robotic arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage.

  • Mako SmartRobotics™ for Partial Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with early- to midstage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Depending on where the arthritis affects the knee, patients may have an implant inserted in any of the following areas:
    • In a unicondylar knee replacement, only one area (or compartment) of the joint is replaced.
    • A patellofemoral knee replacement replaces the kneecap (or patella) and the grove at the lower end of the thighbone (or femur).
    • A bicompartmental knee replacement affects two compartments of the knee – the inside (medial) and knee cap.
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  • In comparison, Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid- to late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. With a Mako Total Knee replacement, the entire knee joint is replaced, and the surgeon inserts a Triathlon Total Knee implant. With over a decade of clinical history, Triathlon knee replacements are different than traditional knee replacements because they are designed to work with the body to promote natural-like circular motion.
  • Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Hip replacement is intended for patients who suffer from noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Some forms of DJD include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.


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