Through CT-based, 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint. Studies have shown robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement to be two to three times more accurate than manual partial knee replacement procedures.
According to the National Institutes of Health, the demand for joint replacements is expected to rise in the next decade. By 2030, total knee replacements in the United States are estimated to increase by 673 percent and primary total hip replacements are estimated to increase by 174 percent. “With Mako, I can provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy,” said Dr Braun “It’s exciting to be able to offer this transformative technology to perform total knee, partial knee and hip replacements in our community.”