Mako Total Knee is the latest technology in total knee replacement which combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System) enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy.
It is designed to relieve the pain caused by knee joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis providing patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.
Prior to surgery, a CT scan of your knee joint will be performed that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique knee anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako System software and is used by your surgeon to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
No, the robotic-arm doesn’t perform surgery, nor can it make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it.
In the operating room, your surgeon will use the Mako System to assist in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan. When the surgeon prepares 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. The Mako System also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
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. Your surgeon may review a post-operative x-ray of your new knee with you.
The Mako Total Knee procedure is a highly advanced and very safe procedure with more than 83,000 Mako hip and knee replacements performed around the world since 2007. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is a minimal risk of bleeding, infection, delayed healing or failure to heal.
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