An alternative to traditional knee and hip replacement surgery, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center offers innovative Mako® robotic-arm assisted surgery for increased precision of total hip and knee replacement procedures as well as partial-knee replacement for Boston area patients.
This cutting-edge technology uses GPS software to allow placement of a patient’s hip or knee implants with an accuracy that was never before possible. This accuracy leads to a lower rate of revision and improved longevity of the implants.
The benefits of a Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery may include:
- Improved surgical outcomes resulting in a more natural feeling joint following surgery
- Less implant wear and loosening
- Joint resurfacing
- Bone sparing
- Smaller incision
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospitalization
- Rapid recovery