Mako Surgical Technology

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System

We are thrilled about our new Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System, the most recent addition to our growing array of surgical solutions in providing relief for you and your loved ones.

Unfortunately, most people are all too familiar with the word “pain,” especially those with a condition such as osteoarthritis, a degenerative “wear and tear” joint disease. Whether it is stiffness and pain getting out of bed in the morning or the ache just before a storm rolls in, there is hope shining over the horizon in becoming free from constant tenderness and discomfort.

How does Mako™ Technology work?

Your personalized preoperative plan scan-ct-of-knee-264x196-borderstarts with a computerized tomography (CT) scan of your painful joint that will be used to create a three-dimensional digital model for the Mako System software. While in the operating room, your surgeon uses the Mako robotic arm to assist in preparing the bone for the implant using your individualized preoperative plan. The Mako System guides the surgeon within the predefined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside of those boundaries, while still allowing the surgeon to make adjustments as needed.

Should I use the Mako™ System?

scan-personalized-plan-264x196-borderMany individuals are apprehensive about the use of robotics in surgery, and we understand that. The wonderful aspect of using the Mako System is that the robotic arm is not actually performing the surgery and cannot move on its own. The surgeon physically guides every move of the robotic arm as a tool for unprecedented precision and accuracy. This helps prepare the bone for superior positioning of the implant which can extend the lifetime of the implant as well as improve your mobility. Approximately 27 million Americans are tied down by osteoarthritis. We want to help you break free and get back to doing the things you want, without the pain and discomfort.

Would you like to know more?

If you are considering knee surgery in the Bryan/College Station area, you’ll be pleased to know that we are the only facility in town with the Mako Surgical System.

If you would like to discuss your options to see if the Mako System is right for you, call us at (979) 731-3930 for a list of Mako-certified surgeons that will be able to meet your needs. Otherwise, please feel free to fill out the contact form below and we will reach out.

This short video demonstrates how a personalized preoperative plan helps the surgeon prepare the bone for increased optimization for implantation.