MAKO Robotic Assisted Surgery


MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

When you hear “Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology”, it’s important to understand that the MAKO Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. The surgery is performed by certain OSS Health Orthopedic Surgeons, who can use the MAKO System software to pre-plan your surgery. MAKO Technology was designed to help surgeons like ours provide patients with personalized surgical experiences based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.

Our surgeons are up to date with the latest advancements in knee replacement surgery, and one of those options is the MAKO Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement technology. Our experts can perform knee replacement surgeries using this technology at UPMC Memorial and now at the OSS Orthopaedic Hospital. Robotic assisted joint replacement surgery is completely personalized to each patient.

The process begins with a CT scan of a patients diseased knee joint, which is then used to create a 3D model of the patient’s anatomy. The Mako System uses software to provide a personalized surgical plan based on the patient’s unique anatomy determined on the 3D model. During surgery, the robotic arm is a tool the surgeon uses to make the incisions so that they can place the total knee implant in the precise location.

Of course not everyone is a candidate for robotic assisted knee replacement surgery. Other techniques are available. Whatever your surgical needs are, you can trust OSS Health surgeons to get you back to doing what you love.