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Why Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is Your Option for Safer Orthopaedic Surgery

By Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital
June 11, 2019

If you or a loved one are in need of orthopaedic surgery, you may want to consider a hospital that offers Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery. Most surgeons consider this to be the most advanced technology available today for robotic-assisted orthopaedic surgeries such as total hip and knee replacement, as well as other procedures. Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology offers you a number of important benefits, including improved outcomes when compared with conventional orthopaedic surgery, fewer complications and faster recovery.

It’s important to understand that the robotic arm does not actually perform the surgery but rather serves as a precise and effective tool. The actual procedure is conducted by the surgeon, who controls all aspects of the operation.


Before your surgery even begins, the Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology helps your surgeon create a plan for the procedure. It does this by providing a detailed 3D model that captures the unique anatomy of your knee, hip or other part of the body that is affected. While most human joints are similar, there are thousands of small differences in each person’s bones, ligaments, cartilage and muscle. The Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology helps your surgeon in several ways:

  • It creates a personalized pre-operative plan for your specific injury.
  • It enables the surgeon to safely remove diseased parts of the joint, sparing healthy tissue.
  • It assists in bone preparation to ensure the best positioning of the joint implant.
  • It utilizes dynamic joint balancing to help the surgeon correctly position the joint during the procedure.

These unique features work together to help ensure that your new joint will heal quickly, function properly and perform with maximum efficiency.

Safer Surgery and Better Outcomes

The features provided by the Mako® Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology help to ensure safer surgical procedures and improved overall outcomes. Benefits include a reduced chance of complications such as infection, loosening of the artificial joint during recovery, dislocation of the joint and mechanical problems caused by a poorly fitting implant. Your recovery time is also often reduced. In addition, there is less chance that revision surgery will be needed due to complications. These benefits make robotic arm-assisted surgery a better choice than traditional surgical procedures for most patients.

DISCLAIMER: Always consult your physician before acting on any medical advice or tips you may receive – including those involving medical procedures, exercises, lifestyle changes, supplements, vitamins, etc. Lafayette General Orthopaedic Hospital is not responsible for any adverse effects experienced by persons who act upon advice without prior approval from a qualified physician.

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