Robotic Assistance Improves Joint Replacement Surgery Outcomes

Joint replacement surgeons are arguably some of the most well-trained medical professionals in the world.

When you enhance this exceptional level of training and skill with an innovative tool like the Mako® robotic-arm assisted technology, you have a winning combination that offers patients a truly personalized surgical experience.

With the Mako® system, your total or partial knee or hip replacement procedure will have you back on your feet and enjoying an active, pain-free life in no time.


Proprietary Surgeon-Controlled Robotic Arm Technology from Mako®

The exclusive Mako® robotic arm technology doesn’t do your surgeon’s job, but it does add a level of precision that is not possible to achieve with the human eye or hand.

This technology is backed by dozens of peer-reviewed scientific publications and hundreds of clinical studies. Proprietary engineering and design allow the joint replacement surgeon to guide the placement of your knee or hip replacement implant with pinpoint accuracy.

Guided by your surgeon, the robotic arm helps to ensure the preservation of healthy bone tissue to minimize the risks of complications and implant failure. It also ensures the optimal placement of the implant while giving your surgeon the latitude to adjust the positioning as needed.

Robotic Technology Helps Your Joint Replacement Surgeon Plan for Success

The joint replacement process begins with a computed tomography (CT) scan of the affected joint area. Using the digital data from the CT scan, the surgeon uses the Mako® software to generate a three-dimensional model of the joint.

This provides the doctor with a unique opportunity to explore the structure and condition of the joint and surrounding tissues in advance of your surgery – and to create an actionable plan for carrying out your total knee replacement, hip replacement or partial knee replacement procedure.

Once in the surgical suite, the surgeon controls the robotic arm and, using the 3D rendering of the joint and real-time updates, guides the arm to position the implant in its ideal location.

Is Robotic-Arm Assisted Joint Replacement Surgery Right for You?

Although only your doctor can answer that question, the Mako® robotic joint replacement technology is appropriate for most patients who are healthy enough to undergo a hip or knee replacement procedure.

The superior alignment of the new joint components reduces wear on the implant and reduces the chance of the prosthesis loosening. This further helps to protect the surrounding structures and tissues of the joint, which might otherwise experience problems resulting from a loose or improperly seated implant.

For superior performance, reduced risk of complications and a shorter overall healing time, consider robotic-arm assistance technology for your upcoming knee or hip replacement surgery. Contact us today to learn how robotic-assisted joint replacement surgery can change your life.