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The Mako System: For Joints in Need


McLean County Orthopedics is changing joint replacements as we know them. The Mako Total Knee is transforming the way joint replacements are performed by providing a more patient-specific approach to joint replacement surgery, thus improving the experience for surgeons and patients alike.

Experts have predicted that the amount of knee replacements within the U.S. will increase 673% by 2030, but studies have revealed that approximately 30% of patients are disappointed with conventional surgery options. Mako Total Knee is a solution to this ongoing problem.

The Mako Total Knee is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve pain caused by joint degeneration from osteoarthritis. This cutting-edge system combines Stryker's advanced robotic technology and their clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System), a structure designed to replace the knee's naturally circular motion.

Mako is not just limited to knees, as it can also be used for Total Hip Replacement (THR), which is a procedure designed for patients suffering from joint degeneration within the hip.

The Mako System has been used in more than 83,000 total procedures since 2007 and is the only robotic technology that can be used to perform total knee, hip, and partial knee replacements.

Surgeons can use the Mako system to create a surgical plan that is tailored to each patient, and identify the size, orientation, and alignment of patient implants. Mako also provides orthopedic surgeons with a virtual 3D model of the patient's joint, allowing them to plan the entire procedure before entering the operating room. This innovative structure also allows them to modify their surgical plan during the operation and assists them with accomplishing bone resections in knee and hip replacements.

Overall, the Mako Total Knee enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience, which in turn makes for the best possible experience for patients. MCO doctors Armstrong, HansonKink, and Newcomer have been trained extensively on the Mako System and are ready to assist you in returning to the life you love. We understand that your surgical needs are unique, and we want to provide you with the best possible experience, from initial appointment to recovery. Call us today for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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