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Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

Total & Partial Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery is a cutting-edge technology in joint replacement. It enables patients to have a more predictable and successful surgical experience with joint replacement surgery.

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Sarah Bush Lincoln orthopedic surgeons offer robotic-arm assisted total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements with Stryker’s Mako System. This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is


Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy.
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Partial Knee application is a treatment option designed to treat joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis that has not yet progressed to all three compartments of the knee. By selectively targeting only the part of the knee damaged by osteoarthritis, surgeons can resurface the diseased portion of the knee, while helping to spare the healthy bone and ligaments surrounding the knee joint.
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Total Hip application is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to prepare the hip socket and position the implant according to the pre-determined surgical plan.
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Total Knee vs. Partial Knee Replacement

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 the Mako Robotic-Arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides the
robotic-arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. The Mako Robotic-Arm does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move without the surgeon guiding it. The Mako System also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

Examples of Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery Knee Replacements


SBL providers who use MAKO Robotic Surgery:

  • Peter Bonutti, MD
  • Eric Brewer, DO
  • Louis Mendella, DO,DC
  • Didi Omiyi, MD
  • Jeremy Stevens, MD