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Robotic arm assisted knee replacement (Makoplasty)

Robotic arm assisted knee replacement uses a robotic arm and a computer system to assist a surgeon during a knee replacement surgery. Makoplasty is the name for a knee replacement done using the Mako robotic system, a popular option.

Before surgery, a CT scan is done and is loaded into the computer system to plan the surgery. During surgery, guides around the joint orient the robotic arm to your knee. The robotic arm guides the surgeon’s tools to the precise locations needed to make cuts.

The surgery with the robotic arm is less invasive, so healing after surgery is faster.

Surgeons who perform robotic arm assisted knee replacements

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