Berkshire Medical Center is the only hospital in the region with the latest technological advance in robotic-assisted Hip & Knee surgery - the MAKO-Assisted Arthroplasty®.
MAKO-Assisted Arthroplasty can:
Other innovations in Joint Replacement Surgery include:
Anterior Hip Replacement
The Joint Replacement Program at Berkshire Medical Center offers anterior hip replacement – the most advanced surgical procedure available for hip replacement. The anterior approach is an alternative to traditional hip replacement surgery that leaves key muscle groups surrounding the hip and thigh bones undisturbed. Therefore, the surgeon is able to work between those muscles and tissues, rather than having to detach and subject them to trauma.
Advantages of Anterior Hip Replacement
For patients, the anterior approach offers a number of potential benefits, including:
Read patient stories about anterior hip replacement here:
Arthroscopy allows an orthopedic surgeon to diagnose and treat disorders by providing a clear view of the inside of the joint with small incisions, using a pencil-sized instrument called an arthroscope. In nearly all cases, patients are able to return home the same day as their procedure is performed.
The benefits of arthroscopic surgery include:
The scope allows transmission of an image through a small camera to a television monitor. The image enables the surgeon to thoroughly examine the interior of the joint to determine the source of the problem. During the procedure, the surgeon can insert surgical instruments through other small incisions in the joint to remove or repair damaged tissues.
For an appointment, please call:
Pittsfield Office: 413-499-6600 (24 Park St.)
Great Barrington Office: 413-528-6422 (27 Lewis Avenue)
North Adams Campus of BMC: 413-499-6600 (77 Hospital Avenue)