Mako SmartRobotics™

Mako SmartRobotics™ Knee Surgery in Kansas City, MO

The world of orthopedic surgery is ever-changing and growing. Science and technology have brought about a variety of new techniques that aid patients in their treatment and recovery. One of the most exciting and innovative pieces of technology in orthopedics is Mako SmartRobotics.

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What is Mako SmartRobotics?

Mako SmartRobotics is an intricate guidance system that assists your orthopedic surgeon while they’re performing surgery. This system is most commonly used for total or partial hip and knee replacement surgeries. Mako uses 3-D CT software to map out the perfect course of action for your operation, which allows your surgeon to make only the necessary cuts. Essentially, Mako enables your surgeon to customize and plan your surgery down to the tiniest details.
How does Mako SmartRobotics work?

We want to clarify that your surgery is still being performed by a surgeon and not by a robot. The surgeons at Ortho of KC use Mako to plot out the course of action and then use its robotic arms to extend their own. Mako’s AccuSmart technology allows your surgeon to perform cuts and procedures that are too intricate to be performed by human hands.

Mako also allows your surgeon only to make the necessary cuts. This will enable less scarring and tissue damage after your knee or hip surgery. People who are operated on using Mako have a quicker recovery time than those who undergo standard surgical procedures.

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John Eggers, M.D., Ph.D. of Orthopedic Health of Kansas City now offers Mako SmartRobotics™ for total knee replacement surgery. This latest advancement in orthopaedics enables surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific anatomy.

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Am I a candidate for Mako SmartRobotics?

Mako is changing the world of orthopedic surgery, and Ortho of KC wants you to take part in its benefits. If you are experiencing knee or hip pain and require a surgical procedure to help you fully recover, you’re a candidate for Mako SmartRobotics. Mako wasn’t designed only to be used in special circumstances or for the elite. It was designed to help everyone suffering hip or knee pain and requires surgery to get back to their normal way of life.

Here are the current procedures that Mako is used for:

  • Partial Knee Resurfacing

    A Partial Knee Resurfacing or Replacement is performed when only parts of the knee require surgical correction. It’s important to catch your knee problems at this stage before they progress into a total knee replacement.

  • Total Knee Replacement

    Mako is highly effective in assisting with total knee replacements. Patients have quicker recovery times, more efficient surgeries, and less pain and scarring when Mako is used in their total knee replacement procedure.

  • Total Hip Replacement

    Mako is also utilized in total hip replacement surgeries.
    Where can I go to get treatment with Mako SmartRobotics?
    If you require knee or hip replacement surgery, Ortho of KC is the place to go. Ortho of KC utilizes Mako SmartRobotics to assist highly skilled surgeons during procedures. We’ve always been on the cutting edge of orthopedic surgery, and Mako is the latest and greatest in state-of-the-art technology.

Mako allows the orthopedic specialists at Ortho of KC to take even better care of you and make your recovery even swifter. Contact us today if you’re tired of living with hip or knee pain!

The knee is the largest joint in the body and is one of the easiest to injure. Most knee injuries involve pulled ligaments. The injuries you’ve probably heard most about involve the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), the MCL (medial collateral ligament) and occasionally, the PCL (posterior cruciate ligament). The ACL tears when an athlete changes direction quickly, slows down when running, or lands from a jump. MCL injuries occur when the knee sustains a direct blow to the outside. PCL injuries are caused by a blow to the front of the knee, or sometimes a simple misstep.

Torn cartilage usually means that the meniscus is damaged. This happens with rapid twisting, pivoting, deceleration, or direct impact.

If you are experiencing joint pain, hear a popping noise, have decreased mobility in your knee, or notice swelling around your knee, see our team of experts at Orthopedic Health of Kansas City immediately.

Mako SmartRobotics™ Surgeon

John Eggers, M.D., Ph.D. of Orthopedic Health of Kansas City now offers Mako SmartRobotics™. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven Triathlon Total Knee System,1 which enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience.2

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 189% by 2030,3 yet studies have shown that approximately 20% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.4 Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, our surgeons can now use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan based on a patient’s unique anatomy and to virtually modify the surgical plan intraoperatively as needed. The only robotic-arm assisted surgical technology equipped with AccuStop™ haptic technology, Mako for Total Knee Replacement enables surgeons to limit soft tissue damage by providing visual, auditory and tactile feedback, limiting sawblade action outside of the haptic boundary.5

“Mako SmartRobotics™ enhances accuracy allowing for a faster and often less painful recovery by providing enhanced preoperative information and technology with real time intraoperative feedback utilizing state of the art technology”

Stryker’s Mako System is the first and only SmartRobotics™ System that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.

Our new offering of the SmartRobotics™ System is a key demonstration of John Eggers, M.D., Ph.D. and Orthopedic Health of Kansas City ’s commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare, and we are proud to be at the forefront of innovative robotic technology.

Mako SmartRobotics Doctors

If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and make an appointment with one of our Kansas City knee and leg specialists. They will perform a complete examination, diagnosing and ultimately treating any problem. From simple physical therapy to complicated surgery, you’re in good hands with Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and we will do what it takes to get you active again.