About the Mako System

Your Health. Your Hospital

Robotics represents the future of minimally invasive surgery, because this revolutionary technology greatly enhances the precision and control of our expert surgeons at Marina del Rey Hospital. The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System is becoming the preferred approach of a growing number of surgeons and patients alike because of the potential benefits including: reduction in post-operative pain and recovery time and improved implant durability.

More Accurate Surgery with Robotics

Stryker’s Mako robotic-arm assisted reconstructive surgery is transforming orthopaedics, combining Stryker’s market-leading implants with Mako’s proprietary robotic-arm technology.

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 intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections. This allows surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy and reproducible results. All of which correlated to better patient outcomes.

In 2017, the Mako System became the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.

Robotic-assisted surgery can reduce pain and improve outcomes by making operations easier and safer. The Mako System offers:

More personalized care - 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.
Excellent experience - since 2007, more than 83,000 total procedures, including total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements, have been performed with Mako.
Less pain - Mako robotic-arm assisted unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA), a surgical procedure used to relieve arthritis, resulted in lower pain and more accurate implant placement than manual UKA in a randomized control trial[1].

Is the Mako System Right for You?

If you are:

  • A candidate for partial or total hip replacement
  • A candidate for partial or total knee replacement
  • If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis

…then a robotic-assisted operation using Mako System may improve your results and may be an alternative to traditional surgery.

To learn more about your options and how the very latest technology in the caring hands of Marina del Rey Hospital doctors can enrich your health and well-being, please call us at 888-600-5600 or visit us today.