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If you are living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery may be an option for you. During Mako assisted surgery, your orthopedic surgeon will use a robotic-arm assisted procedure that includes real-time information and images of your knee, allowing for more precise placement of the knee implant.
What are the Benefits of Mako Total Knee Replacement?
Mako Total Knee is designed to give you a new level of precision using the latest techniques in knee replacement. It helps restore mobility and an active lifestyle. Other benefits include:
- Greater precision
- Smaller incisions
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Minimal hospitalization
Your physician should discuss the specific risks associated with Mako and other treatment options with you. In addition, you should be informed of any pre-operative and post-operative instructions by your surgeon or their staff.
As a knee arthroplasty procedure, Mako is typically covered by Medicare and most other insurance plans. Check with your health insurer.
How Does Mako Technology Work?
If your surgeon recommends a Mako assisted surgery, she or he will refer you for a CT-scan of the knee joint. The CT-scan will be uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee will be created. This 3D model is used to create a personalized pre-operative plan and to assist the surgeon during your procedure.
All Mako procedures are performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides the robotic-arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee joint. The Mako system allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery, as needed. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon’s guidance.