The Mako robotic-assisted surgery system enables surgeons to provide patients with a personalized orthopedic surgical experience for hip and knee procedures. The system produces a 3D image of the hip or knee for the surgeon to use in the planning the surgery. During the procedure, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm based on the patient-specific model and plan. This helps the surgeon to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone, and assisting the surgeon in performing partial or total procedures of the hip and knee.
The Mako Process
A Personalized Plan
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
A Precise Procedure
During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the hip socket and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
A Better Outcome
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.