Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Grundy County Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer Mako SmartRobotics™ for total knee and total hip replacement surgeries. This advanced system allows your surgeon to plan for better outcomes, like less pain and shorter recovery times, compared to traditional hip or knee replacement surgery.
How Mako works
Mako is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the hip and/or knee.
Scan. It all starts with a CT scan so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy.
Plan. The CT scan is used to create a 3D CT-based model of your hip or knee. Your surgeon uses this 3D model to create a personalized surgical plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.
Mako Can. In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStopTM technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized preoperative plan was created.
It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
Mako for Total Hip Replacement
Mako for Total Knee Replacement
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