Mako Total Knee Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Replacement is a treatment option
for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee. With
Mako Total Knee replacement, the entire knee joint is replaced and the
surgeon inserts an implant specially designed to work with the body to
promote a natural-like circular motion.
Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical
plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee
joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software,
where a 3D model of your 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, Saint Barnabas surgeons follow 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.
As a minimally invasive approach, benefits of robotic-arm assisted surgery include:
Improved surgical outcomes
- Less implant wear and loosening
- Joint resurfacing
- Bone sparing
- Smaller incision
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Minimal hospitalization
- Rapid recovery
It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an
orthopedic surgeon, who guides the robotic-arm during the surgery to position
the implant in the knee joint. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery,
make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding the robotic-arm.
The Mako System also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan
during surgery as needed.