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.
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
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.
“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.