How Mako Robotic Technology Can Improve Knee Surgeries

Innovation in surgical technology is constantly improving surgery outcomes. Dr. Johnson of the Holland Bone and Joint Center is one of the only West Michigan physicians certified on the new Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Technology for knee replacements.

Your knee replacement begins with a CT scan of your knee joint 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 the knee is prepared according 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.

So what’s the point of the Mako Robotic-Arm?

Precision. The CT scan and robotic guidance brings a new level of precision into the surgical suite, and that can translate into an exceptional outcome from the Holland Bone and Joint Center.

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