Mako for Total Knee replacement

We recognize the importance of understanding what to expect during your joint replacement journey. As you go through this information, feel free to reach out to us if you have any further questions or concerns.

Every individual’s experience with joint pain is unique, and it’s crucial to discuss the specifics of your knee pain with us. This allows us to tailor treatment options to your needs. Joint pain, stemming from arthritis or degeneration, can manifest differently for each person—whether it’s persistent or intermittent, aggravated by movement or rest, and localized or widespread. Many patients initially explore conservative treatments like medication. However, if these methods don’t provide sufficient relief, Mako Total Knee replacement could be a viable option to alleviate your knee pain.

Mako technology aids your surgeon in devising a personalized plan, potentially leading to improved outcomes such as reduced pain and quicker recovery times compared to traditional knee replacement surgery.


How Mako Functions Mako Total Knee CT-based Surgical Planning

Mako stands out as an inventive solution for those grappling with the discomfort of knee arthritis.

Scanning: The process begins with a CT scan, providing your surgeon with detailed insights into your anatomy.

Planning: Utilizing the CT scan, a 3D model of your knee is crafted. This model becomes the foundation for a tailored surgical blueprint, aiding your surgeon throughout the knee replacement procedure.

Mako’s Capabilities: In the operating theater, your surgeon meticulously executes the personalized surgical strategy, preparing the bone for the implant. Guiding Mako’s robotic arm within the designated parameters, the surgeon benefits from Mako’s AccuStopTM technology, ensuring precision and adherence to the predetermined boundaries established in the personalized surgical plan. These efforts pave the way for the insertion of the Triathlon Total Knee implant, renowned for its unique design aimed at facilitating a more natural circular motion, supported by a decade of clinical experience.

Crucial Clarification: It’s vital to recognize that the surgical procedure is orchestrated by an orthopedic surgeon, who directs Mako’s robotic arm throughout the operation to place the implant within the knee joint. Mako doesn’t independently conduct surgery, make autonomous decisions, or move without the surgeon’s guidance. Moreover, Mako enables your surgeon to make real-time adjustments to the surgical plan, ensuring adaptability during the procedure.


Total Knee Replacement

Knee replacement surgery is intended for individuals grappling with joint diseases stemming from degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis, or avascular necrosis.

This surgical procedure is designed for those afflicted with joint ailments arising from degenerative, rheumatoid, and post-traumatic arthritis, as well as those with moderate knee deformity.

Certain conditions make joint replacement surgery unsuitable for patients, such as specific infections, mental or neuromuscular disorders that could pose risks of implant instability or failure, compromised bone strength, skeletal immaturity, severe joint instability, or excessive body weight.

As with any surgical intervention, joint replacement surgery carries substantial risks, including pain, infection, bone fractures, changes in leg length, joint stiffness, fusion, peripheral neuropathies, circulatory and genitourinary issues, gastrointestinal complications, vascular disorders, respiratory problems, heart attacks, and even death.

Implant-related risks, such as dislocation, loosening, fractures, nerve damage, abnormal bone growth, implant wear, metal sensitivities, and tissue imbalances, may necessitate implant revision. It’s important to note that hip and knee implants may not replicate the natural feel or performance of a healthy joint.

The information provided serves educational purposes only. Consult your physician to determine if joint replacement surgery is suitable for you. Results vary among individuals, and not everyone will regain the same level of activity post-surgery. The longevity of joint replacements depends on factors like patient weight and activity levels. Your doctor will offer guidance on strategies to potentially extend the lifespan of the implant, including avoiding high-impact activities and maintaining a healthy weight. Following your doctor’s instructions regarding post-surgery care is crucial. Have a discussion with your doctor to ascertain if joint replacement is the right choice for you.