MAKO: The next generation of joint replacement surgery

Major Advances in Joint Replacements - ONLY at Liberty Hospital

A new surgical procedure called MAKO allows trained surgeons to use a robotic arm for partial-knee replacement and full hip replacement surgery — using precision that provides a custom fit and less scarring. The only place you will find MAKO in this region is at Liberty Hospital.

MAKO Basics

  • Uses a robotic arm to help perform precise total hip and partial knee replacements
  • A 3D image of your hip or knee is generated to create a customized plan for your surgery
  • The robotic arm is able to target only the damaged tissue

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What to Expect?

  • MAKO can be performed as an inpatient or outpatient
  • Hospital stays are on average one-to-three days.
  • Many patients are able to walk shortly after, and drive within two weeks of surgery.

Advantages of MAKO:

  • Minimally invasive
  • Less implant wear
  • Less scarring

Your Stories of MAKO surgery

Gina Scrivener, Excelsior Springs, Double Partial-knee Replacement

Darrell O'Bannon, Liberty, Hip Replacement

Elizabeth Sprague, Lathrop, Double Partial-knee Replacement

Maria Martinez, Kansas City, Partial-knee Replacement

“This is a particularly good option for middle-aged adults who otherwise have been told to wait several more years and have a whole knee replacement.” -Joshua Niemann, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon who performs MAKO procedures at Liberty Hospital.

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