Robotic Knee SurgeryMako robotic knee replacement surgery is a type of knee replacement surgery that uses a robotic arm to assist the surgeon in performing the procedure. The Mako system uses a 3D virtual model of the patient’s knee to help the surgeon plan and execute the surgery with greater accuracy and precision. During the surgery, the Mako robotic arm is guided by the surgeon, who controls the movement of the arm with a handheld controller. The robotic arm allows for more precise bone cuts and implant placement, which can help improve the fit and function of the knee implant. Mako robotic knee replacement surgery is typically recommended for patients who have advanced arthritis in their knee joint and have not responded to non-surgical treatments such as medications or physical therapy. While Mako robotic knee replacement surgery may offer several benefits, including improved accuracy and faster recovery times, it is important to note that not all patients may be candidates for this type of procedure. Your doctor can help determine if Mako robotic knee replacement surgery is right for you based on your individual needs and medical history.
Types of Robotic Surgeries:
- The Mako robotic system can be used for various types of orthopedic surgeries, including knee replacement, hip replacement, and partial knee replacement.
- In knee replacement surgery, the Mako system is used to create a 3D model of the patient’s knee joint, which helps the surgeon plan and perform the procedure with greater accuracy and precision. The robotic arm is used to assist the surgeon in making precise bone cuts and implant placement.
- In hip replacement surgery, the Mako system is used to create a 3D model of the patient’s hip joint. The surgeon can then use this model to plan the size and position of the implant, as well as the angles and cuts needed for the procedure.
- In partial knee replacement surgery, the Mako system is used to create a 3D model of the affected portion of the knee joint. This allows the surgeon to accurately plan and execute the surgery, resulting in a more precise fit and alignment of the implant.
- In a nutshell, the Mako robotic system can help improve the accuracy and precision of orthopedic surgeries, resulting in better outcomes and faster recovery times for patients.