100 Pioneers Medical Center Dr, Meeker, Colorado 81641, USA

Technology

High tech tools in the hands of highly trained surgeons takes orthopedic care to a whole new level

Our world-class orthopedic surgeons customize their treatment for each patient with the use of techniques that provide the best results for each patient with the least pain and shortest recovery times possible. With their specialized training, they can perform complicated repairs and revisions from prior surgeries and utilize the latest techniques. Wherever possible they employ specialized and minimally invasive surgical techniques that allow for smaller incision sites, less tissue disruption, less discomfort, and faster healing. 

Your doctor will discuss any relevant surgical techniques or equipment in your appointment. 

 

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System

Paragraph: Pioneers Advanced Orthopedics surgical team uses this new, cutting-edge technology for knee and hip replacements. The Mako Robotic-Arm facilitates ideal implant sizing and positioning that can result in a more natural feeling joint following surgery and more rapid recovery than traditional joint replacement surgery. This machine allows Dr. Kevin Borchard and Dr. Dan Ward to fully leverage their training to perform joint replacement surgery much more precisely while reducing risks and provides each patient with a highly precise and personalized surgical experience. 

The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System transforms the way knee and hip replacements are performed. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, our surgeons use the Mako System to precisely identify the implant size, orientation, and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy.  

It is important to note that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t replace our surgeons; it simply allows them to fully leverage their training to perform joint replacement surgery much more precisely while reducing risks. Mako puts information at our surgeon’s fingertips that they’ve never had access to before, enabling them to have a more predictable surgical experience. 

The Mako System offers the following potential benefits to our patients: 

Since 2007, more than 83,000 total procedures, including total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements have been performed with Mako. The Pioneers Advanced Orthopedic team is proud to be one of the first hospitals in Colorado to combine this state-of-the-art technology with the skill of our fellowship-trained surgeons to provide our patients with the expertise they need to enjoy life without joint pain. 

 

Radlink™ Technology

At PMC we utilize Radlink™ GPS Technology to ensure the best outcomes for joint replacement surgeries. The Radlink system allows for direct measurements and increased accuracy of implants, which can reduce blood loss and improve patient recovery. 

Radlink GPS technology provides an intraoperative x-ray and assists our surgeonby providing detailed measurements based on your unique anatomy. With this technology, our surgeons can make decisions during surgery to determine precise implant placement using real-time information provided by the GPS. This mathematical analysis yields greater surgical precisionRadlink’s software analyzes your x-ray and applies algorithms to determine key anatomical landmarks, thus allowing your surgeon to confidently proceed with the procedure knowing the measurements are now mathematically precise in 3D space. 

The Radlink GPS can shorten your time in surgery, and can improve orthopedic implant positioning, leg length, and femoral offset, so you can get back to doing what you love, sooner. 

Direct Superior Approach (DSA)

The Direct Superior Approach is used by our surgeons in hip replacement surgery to protect muscle and other tissues. In a DSA hip arthroplasty, a 3- to 6-inch incision at the upper side of the hip helps the surgeon avoid cutting – and then needing to reattach – the crucial muscle group that allows you to walk and bend. That muscle group includes Iliotibial (IT) band and the external rotators that connect your pelvis to your knee. Avoiding injury or trauma to that group of muscles and ligaments in the course of surgery may potentially mean better hip stability and recovery in the long term. 

In addition to a smaller scar compared to a traditional surgery that leaves a 10- to 12-inch scar, with a DSA procedure, you may be able to walk on the same day of surgery under your doctor’s supervision and you could experience better hip stability and recovery post-surgery.