Robotic Assisted Joint Replacement
Robotic Assisted Surgery
The Mako Robotic-Arm system is revolutionizing joint replacement surgery, and allows for patient specific planning based on each patient’s anatomy and deformity. A CT scan is obtained before your surgery that can be used to plan your entire operation, including planning the implant sizes and position. During surgery, the Mako robotic system uses the CT scan as a map when preparing your bone surfaces for the implants.
The joint replacement implants used with robotic assisted surgery are the exact same as in a “standard” joint replacement, but instead of using cutting jigs and visually assessing the bone surfaces, the bone preparation is done with a robotic arm that is precise to 0.5mm. Both “traditional” surgery and robotic assisted surgery can provide excellent outcomes, however robotic assisted surgery can help eliminate outliers in implant positioning to provide more consistent results.
Dr. Maher uses the Mako robotic system for all patients undergoing knee replacement, and for hip replacement patients who are not candidates for anterior hip replacement surgery. Please visit the link below for more information about Mako robotic surgery.
f you are interested in learning more about robotic assisted joint replacement, please contact our New York City office today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nolan Maher to discuss treatment options for your hip or knee pain.