In addition to being the first West Michigan surgeon certified on this new technology, Dr. Johnson is the only surgeon in West Michigan who trains and certifies other surgeons around the world on the Mako. As the latest advancement in complete and partial knee replacement surgery, Mako is gaining international use, and Dr. Johnson’s experience is helping the global medical community.
Your knee replacement begins with a CT scan of your knee joint which is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software, where Dr. Johnson refines the data to better suit your specific anatomy. The result is your personalized pre-operative plan.
In the operating room, Dr. Johnson uses the Mako system to assist in performing your surgery, guided by the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area. The Mako system assures that the knee is prepared according to the planned boundaries defined in your personalized pre-operative plan. Mako Technology has demonstrated accurate placement of implants with soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the knee.