Personalized surgical plan
Prior to surgery, a CT scan of your knee joint is taken in order to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. The 3D model helps your doctor see things they can’t typically see with an x-ray alone. This additional information helps your doctor determine the optimal size, placement and positioning of your implant.
Throughout your procedure, Mako provides real-time data to your surgeon. This allows them to continuously assess the movement and tension of your new joint, and adjust your surgical plan if desired.
Arthritic bone removal
In the operating room, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove the arthritic bone and cartilage from your knee. The Mako System creates a virtual boundary that provides tactile resistance to help your doctor stay within the boundaries defined during the planning process.
With the diseased bone gone, your implant is placed into the knee joint. Then it’s off to the recovery room to begin your journey to strengthening your new joint.