Expanding Orthopaedic Services

Harnett Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is proud to offer game changing orthopaedic care to Harnett County and the surrounding communities.

Services Provided

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Joint Replacement
  • Joint Pain Relief
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Hip and Knee replacement revision
  • ACL Tears/ Meniscus Tears
  • Arthroscopic Procedures
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound and Ultrasound Guided Injections, Hydro-dissection and other procedures
  • Steroid, Gel, and PRP joint injections
  • Fracture Care
  • Sports injuries
  • Overuse injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Injections for joint and soft tissue conditions

Quality Care with Cutting-edge Technology

Harnett Health Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine is now offering a highly advanced robotic-arm Smartrobotics system for assistance in joint replacement surgeries. Harnett Health is the first in the area to offer Mako SmartRobotics™. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements are performed, by helping surgeons know more and cut less.

Mako SmartRobotics™ combines three key components, 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology and insightful data analytics, into one platform that has shown better outcomes for total knee, total hip and partial knee patients. With Mako SmartRobotics™, our surgeons will know more about my patients than ever before, and are able to cut less. For some patients, this can mean less soft tissue damage; for others, greater bone preservation. Mako’s 3D CT helps create a personalized plan based on each patient’s unique anatomy before entering the operating room. During surgery, our surgeon validates that plan and makes any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic arm to execute that plan. It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.

Hip joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis, fracture of the neck of the femur or functional deformity of the hip. Knee joint replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid and post-traumatic arthritis, and for moderate deformity of the knee. Joint replacement surgery is not appropriate for patients with certain types of infections, any mental or neuromuscular disorder which would create an unacceptable risk of prosthesis instability, prosthesis fixation failure or complications in postoperative care, compromised bone stock, skeletal immaturity, severe instability of the joint, or excessive body weight.

Speak to one of our doctors today to decide if joint replacement surgery is appropriate for you. Individual results vary and not all patients will return to the same activity level. The lifetime of any joint replacement is limited and depends on several factors like patient weight and activity level. Your doctor will counsel you about strategies to potentially prolong the lifetime of any treatment, including avoiding high- impact activities, such as running, as well as maintaining a healthy weight. It is important to closely follow your doctor’s instructions regarding post-surgery activity, treatment and follow-up care. Ask your doctor if a joint replacement is right for you.

We are proud to be among the first hospitals to offer this highly advanced SmartRobotics technology in our area. This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.

Am I a good candidate for robotic surgery?

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your joint pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee or hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee, Total Hip, or Partial Knee replacement.

How does the process work?

It all starts with a CT scan so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy. The CT scan is used to create a 3D CT-based model of your joint. Your surgeon uses this 3D model to create a personalized surgical plan and assist in performing your joint replacement procedure. Using everything the CT scan
helps surgeons to know about the patient, Mako’s AccuStop™ haptic technology guides them to cut what they’ve planned… precisely for each patient. For some patients, that means preserving soft tissue; for others, that means saving healthy bone.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStopTM technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by one our orthopaedic surgeon, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

How reliable is Mako?

Mako is the only SmartRobotics™ System with 16 years of robotic arm assisted surgery experience. No other technologies in the market currently offer these comprehensive solutions.

Mako SmartRobotics™ has been installed in over 1,400 across 36 countries and every state in the contiguous U.S. Over 615,000 Mako procedures have been performed and that number continues to grow rapidly.

Mako patients surveyed 6 months after surgery reported lower pain scores than those who received a conventional joint replacement and quicker recovery was found in a study of 10 patients, where 9 were walking without an aid three weeks after surgery in a study of 10 patients, where 9 were walking without an aid three weeks after surgery

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Dunn

Hours of Operation

Monday Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – Noon

Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine of Lillington

Hours of Operation

Monday Thursday
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7:30 a.m. – Noon