Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology
The most precise knee replacement technology available in the region
With one of the state’s lowest complication rates from knee surgery, Beth Israel Deaconess HospitalPlymouth(BID-Plymouth) is already known for its top-quality orthopedic care. The Mako technology is not new to BID-Plymouth. In 2013, we were one of the first community hospitals south of Boston to offer Mako Partial Knee Replacements and, as of 2018; we are again the only hospital on the South Shore to perform Mako Total Knee Replacements.
How does the Mako robotic-arm work?
First, a CT scan of the diseased joint is taken. This CT scan is uploaded into the Mako System software, where a 3D model of your joint will be created. This 3D model is then used to pre-plan and assist orthopedic surgeons in performing your joint replacement.
While in the operating room, the surgeon follows the personalized surgical plan and prepares the bone for the implant. The Mako system guides your surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps to provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
Are you a good candidate for robotic knee surgery?
Typically, Mako patients can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to us about the reason for your knee pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you.
Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to first try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee or hip pain.
If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako, which may provide you with relief from your pain.
We offer Mako robotic-arm assisted technology procedures for:
- Partial Knee Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
For more information or to schedule a consultation with one of our Mako-certified orthopedic surgeons, please call 781-934-2400.
Our Mako Certified Orthopedic Surgeons:
R. Scott Oliver, MD
Joseph Zabilski, MD
Eric Rightmire, MD
Walter Stanwood, MD
Your orthopedic surgeon has determined that you are a candidate for MAKO® Partial Knee Resurfacing. The Pre-op Guide was designed to provide you information about the Mako procedure as well as what to expect before and after the procedure. This information is not meant to substitute for consultations with your physician and his or her staff.
Download Pre-Op Guide