Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

OSF HealthCare Saint Elizabeth Medical Center offers patients in need of joint replacement a new option in knee and total hip replacement surgery: Mako Robotic-Arm assisted surgery.

Made possible by Mako SmartRobotics™ technology, this surgical system is transforming the way joint replacements are performed by enabling surgeons to provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.

How it Works

Mako SmartRobotics technology uses a CT scan of the diseased hip or knee joint to create a 3D model of the joint. This model is used for pre-planning the surgery and is adjusted by the surgeon during the procedure to ensure the joint is

precisely placed and balanced for the best patient outcome.

In the operating room, the surgeon guides the robotic arm based on the personalized plan, and the Mako SmartRobotics system provides them with feedback to stay within the planned operative boundaries. The tool does not perform surgery, make decisions or move without the surgeon guiding it.

Mako Robotic-Arm assisted surgery is an option for the following procedures:

  • Partial knee replacement: Treatment for adults living with degenerative joint disease in one or two parts of the knee joint
  • Total knee replacement: Treatment for adults living with mid- to late-stage degenerative joint disease of the knee
  • Total hip replacement: Intended for patients who suffer from degenerative hip joint disease, which may include osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis and hip dysplasia


Mako Total Hip Replacement

Mako Total Knee Replacement

Mako Partial Knee Replacement

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