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Advanced Treatment Options

Total joint replacement surgery removes a damaged or diseased joint and replaces all or part of it with a prosthesis that replicates the movements of a healthy joint. Orthopedic surgeons at the Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital specialize in advanced treatments, including minimally invasive surgical approaches that minimize pain and speed recovery.

Partial and total hip replacement:

  • Anterior approach 
  • Posterolateral approach
  • Primary and revision surgery
  • Robotic Assisted total hip replacement surgery using Stryker’s Smart Robotics system MAKO


Partial and total knee replacement:

  • Primary and revision surgery
  • Oxford and MAKOplasty partial knee replacement
  • Robotic-assisted total knee replacement surgery using the Zimmer Biomet ROSA surgical robot or Stryker’s Smart Robotics system MAKO

Robotic-Assisted Hip and Knee Surgery

da Vinci robot MAKO Knee Replacement

When appropriate, our orthopedic surgeons use robotic technology in planning and performing total hip and knee or partial knee replacement surgery. Montefiore Nyack Hospital is the only hospital in Rockland County to offer two robotic systems: Zimmer Biomet’s Robotic Surgical Assistant Rosa, and Stryker’s Smart Robotics system MAKO.

With robotic surgery, the robot is not performing the surgery. The procedure is performed entirely by your surgeon, using the robot as a tool to improve accuracy in planning and then as a guiding tool for increased preciseness during surgery.

Before the surgery, specialized imaging is taken to generate a 3D image which assists in surgical planning.  ROSA uses a patient X-ray, and MAKO utilizes a CT scan. The robotic system uses a camera and optical trackers which function like a GPS to provide data which helps your surgeon position the implant precisely based on your unique anatomy. 

After Surgery

Following surgery, you’ll be hospitalized based upon the recovery plan your surgeon decides is best for you. Recovery time varies, but your hospitalization may range from one to three days.


Each patient’s rehabilitation therapy needs are carefully evaluated, and an individualized care plan is developed. Patients receive physical therapy during their hospital stay, at a rehabilitation center after discharge if needed and on an outpatient basis once home. Occupational therapy services are also available for people who require assistance with activities of daily living.


Robotic Assisted Surgery - Two Advanced Systems Offering Greater Options.

Robotic-assisted surgery for knee replacement.


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