Mako Orthopedic Robot

Robotic Assisted Orthopedic Surgery 

Changing the way we perform joint replacement surgery

UnityPoint Health - Methodist is be the only local hospital with the latest technology in Orthopedic Surgery – the Mako Robotic-Arm. Mako System is the only robotic technology available in the market that can be used to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements. It is an excellent option for our patients with pain due to joint degeneration from osteoarthritis in the knee or degenerative joint disease in the hip. It is transforming the way surgeons performing joint replacement surgeries.

Mako Robotic Assisted Surgery is available for:

  • Partial Knee Replacement – a minimally invasive treatment options designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration and is a treatment option for patients with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee.
  • Total Knee Replacement – designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.
  • Total Hip Replacement – a treatment option for adults suffering from either inflammatory or non-inflammatory hip joint disease.

Benefits of Mako:

  • Improved surgical outcomes
  • Less implant wear and tear
  • Smaller incision
  • Minimal hospitalization
  • Rapid recovery
  • More precise implant placement

How does Mako work?

Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create personalized surgical plans and identify implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient's unique anatomy. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists them in executing bone resections. 

The Mako team:

  • Thomas Mulvey, MD
  • Jeffrey Akeson, MD 
  • Michael Gibbons, MD
  • Luke Luetkemeyer, MD
  • Chukwunenye Osuji, MD

Learn more about Mako robotic assisted surgery