The renowned orthopedic surgery team at RMC uses the most advanced treatment to provide comprehensive care for patients with a variety of musculoskeletal conditions, including degenerative diseases; arthritis; nerve compression injuries; muscle, ligament and tendon injuries; muscle sprains and strains; and tumors.

Our sought after orthopedic surgeons coordinate patients’ care with a multidisciplinary team of specialists as needed, to provide the most comprehensive services and specialize in all types of orthopedic surgery, including the latest minimally invasive surgical procedures.

  • Surgical treatments RMC also provides includes:
  • Arthroscopy for hips, shoulders, knees, elbows and ankles
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Orthopedic spine surgery
  • Meniscus repair and replacement
  • Elbow, shoulder, knee and hip replacement
  • Fracture repair
  • Sports-related injury repair

Meet the Mako – Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

We understand that making sure you know what to expect from your joint replacement experience is important to you. As you are reading through this material, if you have additional questions please reach out to us to discuss.

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 hip or knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Hip, Total Knee or Partial Knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your joint pain.

How Mako Technology works

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. In a laboratory study, Mako Total Knee Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan. This study also showed that Mako Total Knee replacement demonstrated soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the knee. In patient and laboratory studies on Mako Total Hip and Partial Knee replacement, Mako Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.

Joint Replacement

RMC offers patients full spectrum of treatment services for hip or knee joint replacement from diagnosis, surgical or nonsurgical intervention through a patients’ full rehabilitation. The RMC Joint Replacement Program has been recognized by Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama as a Blue Distinction Center of Excellence for Hip/Knee Replacements.

We are committed to providing patients with an environment that fosters healing and rapid recovery so that patients are back on their feet and enjoying everything that life has to offer. In a healing atmosphere with the most advanced medical care, cutting-edge technologies and nursing, physical/occupational therapy staff, our goal Is to have you up and back to an active and healthy lifestyle as quickly and safely as possible. Because we specialize and have been accredited for our joint replacement program, you’re in great hands with the RMC orthopedic team for your joint replacement.


At RMC, patients are treated by a dedicated team of board-certified orthopedists who and an orthopedic clinical team for joint replacement care, including:

  • Joint replacement patients, including total hip, knee and shoulder replacement
  • Joint replacement revisions
  • Bilateral hip or knee replacement
  • Uni-compartmental knee replacement

Arthroscopic Surgery

Our orthopedic surgeons at RMC offer patients choices when it comes to optimizing their joint health. In some cases, arthroscopy may be recommended to relieve joint pain. This is a common minimally-invasive surgical procedure where a joint (arthro-) is viewed (-scopy) through a small camera and provides orthopedic surgeons a clear view of the inside of the joint and facilitates diagnosis and treatment of many orthopedic injuries. Arthroscopy is performed through small incisions that allow for a pencil-sized camera and instruments to be inserted into the joint.
The inserted camera projects images of the interior of the joint onto a viewing monitor, and if a problem is detected, instruments are used to feel, repair or remove damaged tissue from the troubled area. An arthroscopic approach minimizes the size of surgical incisions and muscle/tissue trauma, which means less pain and a faster recovery for patients.



cartilage tears, inflamed tissue, wearing or injury of cartilage cushion, ligament tears



rotator cuff tendon tears, bone spurs, ligament repairs, inflamed tissue or loose cartilage, recurrent dislocations



bone spurs, dysplasia, inflammation, loose bone or cartilage fragments, infection

Sports Medicine

Sometimes after a long winter and months of inactivity, on the first beautiful spring day, it’s tempting to hit the tennis court for hours, or strap on the bike helmet and ride for miles. But be mindful that ‘weekend warriors’ – individuals who squeeze in all of your physical or sports activity during the weekend – can greatly increase their risk for injury. Preventing injuries by fitting in physical activity throughout the week is a great way to stave off a trip to the doctor. But if you experience that sports injuries any time of the year, RMC’s sports medicine physicians are ready to treat your injury and get you back into the game in no time.

Sports medicine involves diagnosis and treatment of injuries obtained through physical fitness and other exercise-related activity. Some of the most common sports injuries include:

  • Muscle cramps
  • Muscle strains
  • Ankle and foot sprains
  • Shin splints
  • Knee injuries
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Stress fractures

As a general rule, doctors suggest repetitive cycles of rest, ice, compression and elevation at the initial occurrence of a sports-related injury. However, many sports injuries require medical attention and sometimes include surgery and/or physical therapy.

Our sports medicine physicians are trained to handle various degrees of injuries and conditions resulting from physical activity. We offer the most advanced medical treatment options available, from preventative care to surgical procedures. It is our goal to get you back to what you love to do as quickly as possible.

The best prevention is by fitting in physical activity throughout the week. If you simply can’t find the time to go to the gym during the week, you can benefit from small steps to improve your muscle fitness. Ten minutes in the morning and evening to stretch can keep your muscles limber. Taking the stairs, or walking to lunch rather than driving, can increase your activity enough that your muscles don’t atrophy during the workweek. Even small increments of physical activity and movement can help to reduce injury.

Contact one of our experienced sports medicine physicians today if you have experienced a sports-related injury.

Hand & Wrist Surgery

At RMC, we understand that injuries to your hand, wrist and upper extremities can be extremely painful and make it difficult to complete day-to-day tasks. If you experience pain in your hand or wrist, it is important you seek treatment to avoid long term problems.

Our team of board-certified orthopedic specialists offer advanced treatment options for these types of injuries. Our experienced team is committed to providing you comprehensive treatment — from diagnosis to treatment and recovery.

We specialize in identifying and treating the following hand, wrist and upper extremity injuries including:

  • Fractures
  • Sprains
  • Tendonitis
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Broken bones

Foot & Ankle Injury

The human foot and ankle are comprised of 26 bones, 33 joints and hundreds of muscles, tendons and ligaments. While our feet and ankles can withstand a great deal of pressure, foot and ankle problems are very common, especially in those that are physically active. An injury to your foot or ankle can put a major strain on your everyday life.

If you or someone you know is experiencing severe pain in this area, it is important you seek immediate medical attention. RMC’s team of orthopedic specialists offers advanced treatment options to help assess your injury and put you on a rapid and safe road to recovery.

Some of the foot and ankle services that RMC orthopedic experts provide treatment for include:

  • Sprains
  • Tears
  • Broken bones
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Bunions
  • Plantar Fasciitis

Contact one of our orthopedic specialists today for more information on treatment for lower extremity injuries.