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Total Knee Replacement with Robotic-arm Assisted Technology

Our orthopaedic specialists are at the forefront of the latest advancements in total knee replacement surgery – including robotic-arm assisted technology.

This innovative approach, called Mako total knee replacement, provides patients with a personalized surgical solution based on their diagnosis and anatomy. Advantages over traditional total knee replacement surgery include:

  • Less invasive procedure
  • More precise alignment of the implant
  • Reduction in the amount of bone removed
  • More natural circular motion
  • Less disruption to soft tissue around the knee

How Does it Work?

A CT scan of the knee joint generates a 3-D model of the patient’s unique anatomy. The orthopaedic surgeon uses this model along with sophisticated software to create each patient’s pre-operative plan. In the operating room, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage, and insert a total knee implant. The Mako system allows the surgeon to make adjustments, if necessary, during the procedure.

Is Mako Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

Request an appointment online or call 1-888-824-0200 to schedule an appointment with a University of Chicago Medicine knee care expert who can help you find the best solution for your knee pain.


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