Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Now Offering Mako SmartRobotics™

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute Now Offering Innovative Technology in Total and Partial Knee Replacement with Stryker’s Mako SmartRobotics™

Released January 13, 2020

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, the region’s only orthopaedic hospital is excited to offer Mako SmartRobotics™. This advancement in joint replacement surgery transforms the way knee replacements are performed.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning.1 The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.2

“I am excited that Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute has invested in the Mako SmartRobotics™ technology. My partners and I have performed over 500 surgeries with Mako and it is changing the way joint replacement surgeries are performed,” said Dr. Scott Wingerter, MD, PhD.  “Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows surgeons to personalize each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively, so there is a clear plan for how the surgeon will position the implant before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments, while the robotic-arm then allows the surgeon to execute that plan with a high level of accuracy and predictability. The combination of these three features of the system has the potential to lead to better outcomes and higher patient satisfaction.”

“We are proud to be the only hospital that specializes solely on orthopaedics to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Paul Kerens, Senior Executive Officer at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute. “This addition to our orthopaedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”

For more information about the services offered at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute, or to make an appointment, call (913) 319-7633 or visit www.kcoi.com.

About Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute

As the area’s first and only hospital dedicated exclusively to orthopedics, Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute provides comprehensive orthopedic care, from diagnostic imaging to inpatient and outpatient surgery, pain management services, urgent care, and outpatient physical and occupational therapy. Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is a physician-owned orthopaedic hospital and a joint venture with Saint Luke’s Hospital. Located in Leawood near Overland Park, Kansas, the hospital and its Ortho Urgent Care center proudly serve the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

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  1. Anthony, Ian, Bell, Stuart W., Blyth, Mark, Jones, Bryn, MacLean, Angus, Rowe, Philip. Improved accuracy of component positioning with robotic-assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. Volume 98-A: Number 8. April 20, 2016. pp 627-35.
  2. Dunbar NJ, Roche MW, Park BH, Branch SH; et al. Accuracy of Dynamic Tactile-Guided Unicompartmental Knee Arthroplasty. Journal of Arthroplasty. May 2012. 27(5): 803-808.e1.



Melissa J. Heck

Director of Marketing & Business Development

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute



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