The inception of robotic surgery means that orthopedic surgeons have been able to perform complex operations with even more precision than before. Robotic surgery allows for detailed preoperative planning and tailoring of each joint replacement surgery to each individual patient.
Using Mako robotic-arm assisted technology, the surgeon develops a unique surgical plan for the patient’s specific anatomy. It begins with a CT scan of the arthritic hip or knee joint which is uploaded into the Mako system software. Following this, a precise 3D model of the affected hip or knee is created on which the surgical procedure and the best implant position is planned preoperatively.