If you want to take a step toward a more active, energetic lifestyle, Makoplasty® may be the answer. Mako is a minimally invasive, robotic-assisted surgical technique Providence uses for partial knee or total hip replacement. With Mako, your orthopedic surgeon manipulates robotic technology to increase precision and accuracy in the operating room.

Benefits of Mako

  • Shorter hospital stay
  • Smaller incisions
  • Less scarring
  • Faster recovery
  • Better outcomes
  • Fewer complications

Mako for Partial Knee Replacement

If you have early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis that has not progressed to all three compartments of the knee joint, you may be a candidate for Mako partial knee resurfacing. The process removes only the diseased portion of the knee while preserving healthy bone and tissue. Your orthopedic surgeon then positions an implant, allowing the knee to move smoothly in a way that feels more natural.

Mako for Total Hip Replacement

Whether arthritis or an injury has damaged your hip, pain and stiffness can limit your daily activities. Total hip replacement may be your best option when rest, medication and physical therapy don’t provide relief.

Mako allows for an incredibly precise placement of your hip implant, which may reduce the likelihood of hip dislocation. The procedure also creates more consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift. Additionally, Mako creates a more natural-feeling joint and a longer-lasting implant, thanks to decreased abnormal wear on the joint.