When you hear 'robotic-arm assisted technology,' it is important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm does not perform the actual surgery. Surgery is performed by an Orthopedic Surgeon who uses Mako SmartRobotics software to pre-plan your surgery.
Your orthopedic surgeon will guide the robotic arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. The surgeon then inserts your joint implant. Mako technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on
the specific diagnosis an anatomy.
It begins with a CT Scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
In the Operating Room
Your surgeon guides the robotic-arm within the plan’s predefined area and the Mako system helps him/her stay within the planned boundaries. Mako SmartRobotics allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
Your surgeon, nurses, and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move.
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