I’ve done hundreds of Mako robotic surgeries, mostly unique departmental knee arthroplasties and hip arthroplasties. Mako assisted robotic hip replacement surgery is based off of a preoperative CT scan. Indicate patient gets before surgery. This is inputted into their software program and develops a computer-generated bone model application anatomy of their hip. We then look at this plan and preoperatively determine where the implant will be placed and the size specific for each patient. Then during the procedure, the robotic assistant arm helps the placement of the acetabular component to the precise position that it was determined preoperatively.
My interest in robotic surgery stems from the development of technology, joint replacement surgery, specifically hip and knee, the reason I like the robotic surgery and the Mako systems because the accuracy and the precision that the robot helps provide during the procedure leads to better implant placement and overall longevity and function of the patient’s joint that is replaced.