Total Knee Arthroplasty Technique: MAKO
The MAKO robotic arm-assisted total knee replacement is a semi-active system. Haptic guidance is used to precisely and safely position and align components. Component position and alignment is pre-planned after creating a 3-D virtual model from CT imaging and can be modified as needed throughout the procedure. The computer will show compartment gaps and overall alignment during the procedure to assist with soft tissue balancing and facilitate bone recuts.
KeywordsMAKO total knee replacement Robotic knee replacement Robotic arm-assisted surgery Total knee replacement Constitutional knee alignment
Conflict of Interest
The author certifies that there is a conflict of interest in connection with the submitted article. He is a consultant and designer for Stryker/MAKO and does receive consulting fees and royalties for the device discussed in this article.
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