The Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute is proud to offer Mako SmartRobotics™, a highly advanced robotics technology transforming the way total knee and partial knee 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.
Based on the severity of the arthritis in the knee, total or partial knee replacement may be recommended by a surgeon. Both 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.
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!