MAKO® Robotic Orthopedic Surgery
MAKO is a robotic arm capable of performing MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement.
Reduce your pain. Restore your life with MAKO, only at HSHS Joseph’s Highland.
Do you have:
- Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
- Pain in the knee or hip that has hindered your lifestyle
- Pain in the knee or hip that you have adapted to as part of getting older
- Swelling in one or more areas of the knee Knee pain associated with Osteoarthritis (OA)
What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis and a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartiglage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of a joint. With OA, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away, allowing bones under the cartilage to rub together. OA is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide.
How does the MAKO procedure work?
- MAKOplasty® is an innovative, less invasive new treatment option for people with pain
- MAKO enables surgeons to accurately target only the diseased portion of the knee or hip, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it
- MAKO facilitates ideal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling joint.
- Since all three compartments of the knee are replaced in total knee replacement, it is not always optimal for patients with early to mid-stage OA. For these patients MAKO may be the best solution
- MAKOplasty customizes the procedure for your unique anatomy
The benefits of the MAKO procedure:
- Minimally invasive
- Ligament preserving
- Bone and tissue sparing
- Small incision
- Shorter hospital stay
- More rapid recovery and return to an active lifestyle
- More natural feeling joint post-operatively