Orthopedic Joint Replacement in Scottsdale

About Dr. Shane Martin

Dr. Shane Martin is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon in Scottsdale who is fellowship-trained in adult reconstructive and joint replacement surgery. He specializes in hip and knee replacements and is a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, as well as the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons.

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MAKO Technology for Joint Replacement

With the MAKOplasty technology, Dr. Martin uses a surgical visualization system in conjunction with a robotic arm to perform total hip and knee replacement surgeries. 

Precision is the hallmark of MAKOplasty surgery. It starts with a CT scan a day or more before the surgery. The MAKO technology uses the imaging to create a personalized, highly detailed 3D virtual model of the patient’s joint. Dr. Martin then uses the 3D model to plan the surgery in advance. 

The robotic arm also uses the 3D model as a guide during the surgery. The arm allows for greater dexterity than is possible with conventional manual joint replacement surgery.

It’s important to note that the robotic arm is merely a tool Dr. Martin uses while performing hip and knee replacement surgery. He remains in complete control of the surgical instruments throughout the procedure. And although the technology permits the arm to move only within a predefined area to ensure the greatest precision, Dr. Martin can adjust the parameters during surgery if necessary. 

Surgical Advantages of MAKOplasty Technology

For patients who are good candidates for MAKOplasty surgery, the procedure offers many advantages over traditional joint replacement surgery:

  • The procedure is far less invasive because the joint can be accessed through much smaller incisions. 
  • The 3D model is used to ensure proper sizing of the implant based on the exact specifications of the patient’s joint. This helps to make sure the new artificial joint will feel comfortable and natural. 
  • The robotic arm allows for the preservation of healthy soft tissue (e.g., muscles, tendons and cartilage) surrounding the joint.
  • There is less blood loss. 
  • Because the technology permits pinpoint accuracy, only diseased bone tissue is removed.

Better Patient Outcomes With MAKOplasty Surgery

After MAKOplasty procedures, patients typically report having less pain and shorter recovery times as compared with patients who undergo conventional joint replacement surgery. Other outcomes are generally better as well:

  • MAKOplasty technology allows for optimal alignment and positioning of the implant, which ensures the best possible range of movement and comfort, and can prolong the life expectancy of the prosthetic.
  • MAKOplasty surgery can often be conducted on an outpatient basis, whereas traditional joint replacement procedures usually require a hospital stay that can last several days.
  • The risk of postsurgical infection is lower.
  • Because the incisions are smaller (and frequently fewer), there is less scarring. 
  • The failure rate (i.e., the need for resurgery) is lower, both short term and long. 
  • Rehabilitation time is usually considerably shorter.
  • Patients who undergo MAKOplasty surgery are often walking just hours afterward, and many can expect to return to normal daily activities within a couple of weeks. 
  • With MAKOplasty’s superior precision, there are fewer complications that could eventually require revision surgeries. When necessary, future procedures are more viable because more of the healthy bone tissue has been preserved.

Hip Replacement Surgery

For patients who have not had a previous hip replacement surgery, Dr. Martin uses the MAKO robotic-assisted technology to perform an anterior total hip replacement procedure. With the anterior approach (from the front), only a 4- to 6-inch incision is necessary. Other approaches typically require an incision that can be twice as long. 

The average recovery time after a hip replacement procedure using MAKOplasty technology can be as short as two weeks. That compares with a potential recovery time of six to eight weeks with traditional hip replacement surgeries.

Knee Replacement Surgery

Dr. Martin performs both partial knee replacement and total knee replacement surgery. For patients with osteoarthritis or other painful knee conditions limited to one or two compartments of the joint, a partial knee replacement may be a viable treatment option. For those with more severe disease that encompasses all three joint compartments, a total knee replacement is indicated. 

Is MAKOplasty the Right Choice for You?

If you have been experiencing persistent pain in your knee or hip because of osteoarthritis or another health condition, and conservative treatments such as medication and physical therapy are not working, then MAKOplasty joint replacement surgery may provide the relief you need. 

To find out if you might be a good candidate for this minimally invasive, state-of-the-art surgical procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Shane Martin today.

Paula B.
Paula B.
July 2021
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I had a knee replacement in the end of April 2021. I have had from very start most comfortable experience while being in Dr. Shane Martin's care. Also his Nurse practitioner has gone out of her way to give me every help I needed. My Physiotherapy is still ongoing as it is only 2 months ago when I had my operation. So far so good everything has been very positive and I haven't experienced anything I wasn't told about in advance. Thank you Dr. Shane Martin and thank you to your very sweet Nurse Practitioner Jeanette and all your staff for taking such a good care of me.
Mary Ellen C.
Mary Ellen C.
July 2021
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Wonderful orthopedic doctor and staff. Dr. Martin did two hip replacements for me in late 2020 and early 2021. Both successful and no complications. I was amazed with my fast recovery. He is a compassionate doctor, listens well to patients, and never makes you feel rushed. Highly recommend and in fact, just recommended Dr. Martin to a tennis friend today.
Dan C.
Dan C.May 2021
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I would like to take a moment to share my experience with Dr. Martin and his staff. From the first call inquiring about consultation, to post-op care, my experience has been amazing. Dr. Martin and his staff have been wonderful, and I could not be more pleased with the results of my surgery. Thank you all for the outstanding care and treatment!
Linda P.
Linda P.
June 2021
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My experience with Dr. Shane Martin was amazing. My surgery was in February and there is not anything I cannot do. I had a total knee replacement. He was available after hours for any concerns or issues and answered the phone himself. Dr. Martin and his staff were very professional and caring. I highly recommend Dr. Shane Martin!
Raul R.
Raul R.
June 2021
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This was a very caring and professional yet made me feel comfortable and yes I would always recommend this facility and ofcourse Dr. Martin .you are awesome. And just so you know you were recommended by a co-worker. Thank you .Thank you all for the outstanding care and treatment!
Ray C.
Ray C.
June 2021
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Dr Martin performed full left knee replacement surgery. My physical therapist said that she has never seen a faster return to full range of motion and strength. I am thinking about returning to playing hockey again, even though I am almost 80! Thank you all for the outstanding care and treatment!
B.
B.
March 2021
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Six weeks in and I am a new man. I was up and around without a walker after three days. I can now walk normally with no more pain!! Don't put this off. I waited two years dragging my leg behind me. Now I ask myself why did I wait? Doctor Martin is a leader in this field. He uses the best product and the best procedure available today. Why go anywhere else? I certainly would not! Thank you all for the outstanding care and treatment!
Jill B.
Jill B.
June 2021
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Dr. Martin is a true professional. I had my right knee replaced using MAKOplasty (robotic surgery). I was walking same day and had a quick recovery. I would strongly recommend Dr. Martin and his team if you are considering knee replacement surgery!Thank you all for the outstanding care and treatment!
Jose P.
Jose P.
March 2021
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I went to see Doctor Martin as a new patient. I've had numerous knee surgeries and wanted to see what he thought about my current condition to get an idea what to do next. My plan is to move forward with Dr. Martin and do a knee replacement. I'm going to wait until the fall to do the surgery. I really felt comfortable with him and felt he was a good lister and responded with positive options.
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