Joint Replacement and Reconstruction
Joint replacement for relief of chronic pain
Advances in medical technology have made joint replacement a highly effective option to treat chronic joint pain from arthritis and other degenerative joint disease or injury. Sparks Health System’s multidisciplinary orthopedic care team includes orthopedic doctors, surgeons, pain management specialists and physical therapists who provide comprehensive care. We offer the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, including:
- Joint replacement and reconstruction for ankles, knees, hips, hands, elbows and shoulders
- Hip and knee resurfacing
- Minimally invasive options, including arthroscopic and robotic surgery
State-of-the-art robotic technology for knee and hip replacement
Sparks Health System’s surgeons can perform MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing, a minimally invasive option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis. Surgeons use the RIO® Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System to resurface the diseased area while sparing the patient’s healthy bone and surrounding tissue. The digital tracking system constantly monitors and updates the patient’s anatomy and allows the surgeon to make real-time adjustments to optimize implant positioning and placement.
Surgeons also use MAKOplasty to provide a minimally invasive option for hip replacement. This advanced technique allows surgeons to prepare the hip socket for a more exact implant alignment, reducing complications such as excessive wear on the joint, unequal leg length or dislocation.
MAKOplasty offers a number of benefits over traditional hip and knee replacement surgery, including:
- Optimal implant positioning that results in a more natural bending motion.
- Less pain, a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.
- As an arthroplasty procedure, MAKOplasty is typically covered by most Medicare-approved and private health insurers.
Sparks Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Arkansas to offer these state-of-the-art MAKOplasty techniques.
Comprehensive care through recovery
Part of our comprehensive care includes preparing our patients properly before surgery, as well as helping them recover their mobility. You’ll know what to expect before, during and after surgery. Our orthopedic care professionals are focused on providing exceptional care from diagnosis through recovery.