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Mako robotic-assisted surgery

Mako robotic-assisted surgery

Innovations in technology have been furthering the quality of health care since the beginning of modern science. Makoplasty, or robotic-arm assisted surgery is one such innovation. Dr. John Daniels is pleased to offer his patients robotic-assisted surgery for the following procedures:

  • Partial knee replacement
  • Total knee replacement
  • Total hip replacement

What is Mako robotic-assisted joint replacement?

First, it’s important to understand, that when you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ that the Mako robotic-arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. The robotic-arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding the robotic-arm. Rather, surgery is performed by your Ortho Illinois board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, who uses the Mako System to pre-plan and guide your surgery.

The Mako technology allows surgeons to selectively target the part of your joint damaged by arthritis, and when possible, replace the diseased area while sparing the surrounding healthy bone and ligaments. The technology helps improve the precision and accuracy of joint replacement surgery.

Each patient is unique, and can experience joint pain for different reasons. 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 pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako robotic-assisted joint replacement.

How Mako robotic-assisted technology works

Learn how Mako robotic-assisted technology works by selecting the procedure below:

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your partial knee replacement.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the Mako System. 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. This helps to provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis (OA) that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. Depending on where the arthritis affects the knee, patients may have an implant inserted in any of the following areas:

Step 1. Knee CT Scan

Step 2. Knee Personalized Planning

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee replacement is a treatment option for adults living with mid to late-stage osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee. Mako provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement.

Step 1. Personalized pre-operative plan

Step 2. Bone preparation

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your hip is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total hip replacement.

In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the Mako System. 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. This helps to provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Hip replacement is a surgical procedure intended for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). Some forms of DJD include osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia.

Step 1. Hip CT Scan

Step 2. Hip Personalized Planning