Mako Robot for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement and Partial Knee Surgery


The addition of the MAKO Robot demonstrates United Regional’s commitment to precision medicine and expands our regional leadership in robotic surgery.

How robot-assisted joint replacement works

It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used by your surgeon to create your personalized pre-operative plan.

Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

During an operation, the surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm, which will limit their movements, as they prepare the bone for the implant, to within the boundaries set by the pre-plan. This means only the diseased bone is removed. The robot will then help with positioning the implant based on the patient’s anatomy.

In the Operating Room

The Mako system also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

Partial Knee Replacement

Partial knee replacements (PKR) are designed to relieve the pain caused by osteoarthritis (OA). By targeting the part of the knee damaged by OA, a surgeon can replace the diseased bone while helping to spare the healthy areas and ligaments surrounding it.

The stability and precision of robotics means that the task of knee resurfacing is made much easier. By limiting the unnecessary removal of healthy tissue and bone, and better positioning implants, trauma and pain is reduced.

After Surgery

After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery involves the correction of injuries and disorders of the skeletal system and associated muscles, joints and ligaments. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons reports that one in seven Americans will experience a musculoskeletal impairment. Orthopedic injuries can affect individuals of any age, gender or physical condition.

At United Regional, our highly trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeons provide extensive diagnosis and specialized treatment plans for those who have experienced an orthopedic injury. As a complement to the orthopedic surgery, United Regional has licensed physical therapists to help reduce pain and increase function for everyday life.

Orthopedic Conditions and Services at United Regional

Orthopedic surgeons at United Regional specialize in the diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system, including the following:

Orthopedic Treatment Services

Our orthopedic surgeons perform more than 2,200 orthopedic procedures annually and have expertise in the following areas:

Additional Resources:

You probably don’t think much about your arms, hands, shoulders, hips and legs until you feel pain or something goes wrong.  But these joints and muscles are an integral part of your everyday movements.  Provided in the links below are educational resources for common orthopedic issues for both upper and lower extremities:

To find a physician in this medical specialty, please visit our Physician Directory, or contact United Regional Call-a-Nurse at (940) 764-8570 or (800) 982-9799.