How Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Works
1. Personalized Plan
A CT scan is used to generate a three dimensional virtual model of your knee anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako robotic arm software for your orthopedic surgeon to create your personal pre-operative plan. A virtual partial knee replacement can be moved in multiple ways with the optimum placement determined before your surgery even starts.
2. Operating Room
Using your personalized pre-operative plan, the surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm within the predefined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the boundaries. While the surgeon ultimately controls the robotic arm, the robotic arm will only allow bone resection in the predetermined areas of your knee. This allows your surgeon to align, position, and secure the knee implant with extreme accuracy.
Scheduling Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
To schedule an evaluation with a Mako certified orthopedic surgeon, click here or call 541-322-2352.