When you hear Mako SmartRobotics™, it is important for our patients to understand that the SmartRobotics™ do not actually perform the surgery. The surgery is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako SmartRobotics™ does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako SmartRobotics™ also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
Mako SmartRobotics™ is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip. Mako uses 3D CT-based planning software so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy to create a personalized joint replacement surgical plan. This 3D model is used to preplan 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 Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStop™ technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created. By guiding your doctor during surgery, Mako’s AccuStop™ technology allows your surgeon to cut less by cutting precisely what’s planned to help protect your healthy bone.
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 knee or hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee, Total Hip, or Partial Knee replacement.
Learn more about Dr. Siddiqi, our Mako SmartRobotics™ specialist.
- Mako defines smart robotics. You know more and cut less with Mako.
- Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is available across the U.S. in all 50 states.
- Mako Total Knee transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.
- Mako SmartRobotics™ combines three unique components – 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop™ haptic technology and insightful data analytics++ – into one platform that has shown better outcomes for your total knee, total hip and partial knee patients compared to manual surgery.
- Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the desired implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intraoperatively and assists them in executing bone resections.
- The only robotic-arm assisted surgical technology with AccuStop™ haptic technology, Mako SmartRobotics™ for total knee replacement enables surgeons to limit soft tissue damage by providing visual, auditory and tactile feedback, limiting sawblade action outside of the haptic boundary.
- Mako SmartRobotics™ for Total Knee has been associated with less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.
- Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.
- The Mako Total Knee application was designed based on the clinically successful Mako Partial Knee and Mako Total Hip applications. Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience and offers them a leadership advantage in our evolving healthcare environment.
- The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.
- Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically successful Triathlon Total Knee System, which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.
- Mako is the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.
- Since 2007, more than 300,000 total procedures, including total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements, have been performed with Mako across 26 countries worldwide.