Mako SmartRobotics

The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is proud to offer
Mako SmartRobotics™, a highly advanced robotics technology transforming the way total knee, partial knee and hip replacements are performed. Mako SmartRobotics combines three key components, 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop haptic technology and insightful data analytics, into one platform allowing surgeons to have more predictable surgical experiences with increased precision and accuracy.  These procedures involve the orthopedic surgeon guiding Mako’s robotic arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage.

Partial Knee Replacements

Partial Knee replacement relieves pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic arm selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis to resurface the diseased portion of the knee while helping to protect the healthy bone surrounding the knee joint. With Mako Partial Knee, robotic-arm assisted partial knee replacement leads to greater accuracy of implant position to plan compared to
manual partial knee replacement procedures.

Total Knee Replacements

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. With Mako Total Knee, patients can look forward to potentially experiencing less pain, less need for opiate analgesics, less need for inpatient physical therapy, reduction in length of hospital stay, improved knee flexion and greater soft tissue protection in comparison to manual techniques.

Total Hip Replacement

Mako SmartRobotics™ offers an innovative solution intended for patients who suffer from noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD) also including osteoarthritis (OA), post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), avascular necrosis (AVN) and hip dysplasia. If you haven’t experienced success from past treatment options, KCOI can help determine if you are a good candidate for Mako Total Hip replacement to provide you the relief you have been looking for from your hip pain.

Adding Mako SmartRobotics to our services here at Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare. Contact KCOI today to learn more about the highly advanced robotic-arm assisted joint replacement with Stryker’s Mako SmartRobotics™ System!


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At KCOI the health of our patients and staff is paramount.

Designed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, you will be asked to follow these guidelines when visiting our hospitals and clinics:

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01/15/2023: PLEASE NOTE THAT MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED FOR ALL STAFF, PATIENTS & VISITORS IN HEALTHCARE FACILITIES. Please exchange any cloth masks, gaiters, bandanas, masks with valves or vents, face shields or sheer/mesh masks with a hospital grade mask.  These are available at each entrance.  Thank you for your compliance. 
KCOI Hospital and Physical/Occupational Therapy Visitor Policy:

Physician Clinics and Hospital Outpatient Departments and Physical/Occupational Therapy Locations – One person (and a healthcare associate if indicated) may accompany the patient to the clinic.

Hospital Surgery Patients – One person may accompany the patient to the Pre-Operative area on admission and until they are taken back to the Surgery suite. The family or companion will then be escorted to the surgery waiting area.

  • Outpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified to return to Post-Operative area to receive outpatient discharge instructions just prior to patient discharge.
  • Inpatient Surgery Patients – The family or companion will be notified when they may visit with Patient in the Inpatient Unit after recovery. Visitors to the Inpatient Unit are not restricted unless medically indicated.

Hospital Surgery Waiting Room – The hospital waiting room on the second floor has been reopened and due to space we ask that one visitor per patient may remain in the waiting room while the patient is in ISS, surgery or recovery.

Exceptions may be made for legal or special need such as:  Accompanying a minor (one parent/guardian), Assisting patients with cognitive or communication needs, Wheelchair assistance, Work comp Nurses.

Please note the above policies are subject to change pending public health recommendations.