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MAKO® Robotic Orthopedic Surgery

MAKO is a robotic arm capable of performing MAKOplasty® partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement.

Reduce your pain. Restore your life with MAKO, only at HSHS St. Joseph’s Highland.


Do you have:

  • Pain while standing or walking short distances, climbing up or down stairs, or getting in and out of chairs
  • Pain in the knee or hip that has hindered your lifestyle
  • Pain in the knee or hip that you have adapted to as part of getting older
  • Swelling in one or more areas of the knee Knee pain associated with Osteoarthritis (OA) 

What is Osteoarthritis (OA)?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a form of arthritis and a degenerative joint disease characterized by the breakdown and eventual loss of joint cartilage. Cartiglage is a protein substance that serves as a cushion between the bones of a joint. With OA, the top layer of cartilage breaks down and wears away, allowing bones under the cartilage to rub together. OA is the most common form of arthritis and a leading cause of disability worldwide.

How does the MAKO procedure work?

  • MAKOplasty® is an innovative, less invasive new treatment option for people with pain
  • MAKO enables surgeons to accurately target only the diseased portion of the knee or hip, without compromising the healthy bone and tissue surrounding it
  • MAKO facilitates ideal implant positioning to result in a more natural feeling joint.
  • Since all three compartments of the knee are replaced in total knee replacement, it is not always optimal for patients with early to mid-stage OA. For these patients MAKO may be the best solution
  • MAKOplasty customizes the procedure for your unique anatomy 

The benefits of the MAKO procedure:
  • Minimally invasive
  • Ligament preserving
  • Bone and tissue sparing
  • Small incision
  • Shorter hospital stay
  • More rapid recovery and return to an active lifestyle
  • More natural feeling joint post-operatively