Latest products / 26 Oct 2017

Mako – Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery

MAKO Technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalised surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. 

MAKOplasty is used to enable surgeons to plan partial knee or total hip replacement procedures by using three-dimensional computer imaging based on a CT scan. This allows them to determine optimal implant size, position, and alignment for each individual patient, and to map out accurately the areas of bone they want to remove. During surgery, the robotic arm system provides visual, auditory, and tactile control to help assure that surgeons cut away only the bone planned to be reseted prior to surgery. The procedure is said to take the guesswork out of surgery, resulting in accurate and reproducible results.

Total Hip Replacement (THR)

Mako robotic-arm technology can be used for Total Hip Replacement (THR), which is
a procedure designed for patients who suffer from non-in ammatory or in ammatory degenerative joint disease of the hip. This technology provides your surgeon with a patient-specific 3D model to pre-plan your hip replacement. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Stryker robotic-arm based on your patient-specific plan. This helps the surgeon to focus on removal of diseased bone, helping preserve healthy bone, and assists your surgeon in positioning the total hip implant based on your anatomy.

Partial Knee Replacement (PKR)

Mako can be used for partial knee replacement (PKR), which is a procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis (OA) in one or two compartments of the knee. By selectively targeting the part of your knee damaged by OA, your surgeon can replace the diseased part of your knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding it.

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Published on 26 Oct 2017

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