Learn About Mako Technology
Don’t you want your joint replacement to be precise? With Stryker’s Mako joint navigation technology your surgeon will utilize your personalized GPS surgical plan to provide you with more accurate placement of your implants.
Only available on the Northshore at Avala, this new technology will provide you with faster recovery times and a less traumatic surgical experience.
Mako Technology for Joint Replacements
Mako Robotic-arm Assisted Technology
Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to an orthopaedic physician about your options. 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 hip or knee pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako total hip, total knee or partial knee replacement, which may provide you with relief from your joint pain.
- SURGICAL BENEFITS OF MAKO TECHNOLOGY :
- More accurate placement of implants
- More alignment of implants
- Personalized surgery plan to each patient
- Less radiation exposure
- Faster recovery times
How Mako Technology Works
Mako robotic-arm assisted technology provides you with a personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy. First, a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako system software, where a 3D model of your hip or knee is created. This 3D model is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
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 helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created.
In a laboratory study, Mako total knee technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan. This study also showed that Mako total knee replacement demonstrated soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the knee. In patient and laboratory studies on Mako total hip and partial knee replacement, Mako technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan.