Mako robotic-arm surgery

Robotic technology can assist your surgery


Adirondack Health is one of the first hospitals in the area to offer robotic-arm assisted total knee and total hip replacements with Stryker's Mako System.

This highly advanced robotic technology transforms the way joint replacement surgery is performed, enabling surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy. The 3D model Mako uses gives surgeons the opportunity to create a surgical plan before getting into the operating room.

Total knee replacement

The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan during surgery and helps the surgeon in executing bone resections.

In laboratory studies, Mako enabled surgeons to execute their surgical plans more accurately and protect soft tissue and ligaments from damage.

Total hip replacement

The Mako Total Hip application is a treatment option for adults who suffer from degenerative joint disease of the hip. During surgery, the surgeon guides the robotic-arm during bone preparation to prepare the hip socket and position the implant according to the pre-determined surgical plan.  In cadaveric studies, Mako total hip replacement acetabular cup placement has been shown to be four times more accurate and reproducible than manual total hip replacement procedures.

In clinical studies, patients who had a total hip replacement with Mako were able to preserve more bone than those who had a conventional hip replacement.