ROBOTIC-ARM ASSISTED SURGERY
Mr Jeremy Jarratt is an accredited Mako Robotic Surgeon. There is only one Mako robot in Manchester,
and only a select few hip and knee surgeons are accredited and trained to use this system.
Mako is a robotic-arm assisted technology that helps surgeons provide patients with a truly personalised surgical experience. The Mako robot allows us to place the knee replacement on a 3D model of the patients own anatomy, constructed from a CT scan.
This model is then matched to the real anatomy at the start of the operation. The system enables us to assess the stability of the patients knee and ligaments, and by manipulating the position of the implants in the virtual model, we can adjust the overall balance of the knee throughout movement.
Once the ideal position has been decided upon, the robotic arm then ensures that we make the cuts with a very high degree of accuracy to place the implant exactly where we planned. The overall effect is to enable us to place the knee in with very high accuracy and to ensure the knee is a close to normal biomechanical function as possible.
The Mako robotic assisted knee replacement results in a knee that feels more normal to the patient than with traditional methods and a resultant higher satisfaction level for patients.
TOTAL OR PARTIAL KNEE REPLACEMENT
Whether you require a total or partial knee replacement, Mako has a solution for you. Watch the short video below
to learn more about the truly revolutionary Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology System.
Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies and is driven to make healthcare better.
Stryker offer innovative products and services in Orthopaedics, Medical and Surgical, and Neurotechnology and Spine that help improve patient and hospital outcomes.
HOW THE MAKO ROBOTIC-ARM WORKS
Over the years, knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements.
When you hear ‘robotic-arm assisted technology,’ it’s important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform the surgery. Your surgery is performed by myself, using the Mako System software to pre-plan your surgery.
I will guide the Mako robotic-arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage after which I will insert a total or partial knee implant. Mako Technology was designed to help surgeons provide patients with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy.
Have a Plan Personalized Just for You
It all begins with a CT scan of your knee joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded into the Mako System software and I use it to create your personalized pre-operative plan.
In the Operating Room
In the operating room, I will use the Mako System to assist me in performing your surgery based on your personalized pre-operative plan.
When the I prepare the bone for the implant, I will guide the robotic-arm within the pre-defined area and the Mako System helps me stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created. The Mako System also allows me to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.
In a laboratory study, Mako Technology demonstrated accurate placement of implants to a personalized surgical plan. This study also showed that Mako Total Knee replacement demonstrated soft tissue protection to the ligaments around the knee.
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you back on the move. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may review a
post-operative x-ray of your new knee with you.
If you are interested to learn more about the Stryker Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, please feel free to contact me for an informal chat and together we can decide on the best course of action. In the meantime, you may wish to visit the Stryker website, where you can read testimonials from actual patients.
If you're unsure whether the Robotic-Assisted Surgery System is the right solution for your knee pain, perhaps you would like to consider…
Although an "off the shelf" knee replacement is normally a very good option for most patients, there are some benefits and advantages to having a customised patient specific knee replacement.