Joint Program
at Regional Medical Center

Joint Replacement

If hip or knee pain is keeping you from doing the things you love, you’ve probably thought about joint replacement surgery. RMC is the first medical facility in the Tri-County region to offer Mako robotic-arm—assisted total knee and total hip replacement surgery in addition to traditional knee and hip replacement surgery.

If you’ve hesitated about joint replacement because you weren’t sure what recovery would be like, it’s time to consider Regional Medical Center for robotic-arm assisted surgery.

Mako can make recovery easier.

“The robotic arm provides stability and precision which allows surgeons to be more accurate. It is less invasive and leads to faster recoveries,” explains Dr. Lucius Craig of the South Carolina Orthopaedic Institute.

Patients have been known to leave the hospital in as little as 1-2 days after surgery and, if they follow the recommendation of their physical therapists, back to work in a few weeks.

The robotic arm does not replace the surgeon.

“The robotic arm is a tool,” explains Dr. Craig. “It’s state-of-the-art technology that I use as a tool to perform joint replacement surgery. Mako does not perform surgery, nor can it make decisions on its own without a surgeon guiding it to execute the personalized surgical plan.”

Additional benefits of Mako robotic-arm—assisted surgery include:

  • Less pain and scarring
  • Less trauma on the body
  • Smaller incision

Whether patients experience pain in the hip, knee our experts provide some of the most advanced orthopedic techniques and technologies in treating patients suffering from chronic joint problems.

If you suffer from arthritis or joint pain or for more information about RMC’s Joint Program, call 803-395-3837.

RMC now offers Total Hip and
Total Knee Procedures.

For more information, call 803-395-3837.

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