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Mako Robotic Surgery

Predictable. Personal. Precise.

Orthopedic & Sport Institute of the Fox Valley wants to ensure patients have the very best surgical experience. Mako SmartRobotics technology is one of the tools OSI uses to achieve this. The Mako combines three key components: 3D CT-based planning, AccuStop haptic technology, and data analytics into one platform that has demonstrated better outcomes for hip and total- and partial-knee replacement patients. 

How does Mako Robotic Technology work?

The Mako technology allows your OSI surgeon to use a CT scan to create a 3D model of your knee’s unique anatomy. The personalized 3D plan takes into account each patient’s specific anatomy and ligament balance to ensure your OSI knee surgeon can see all angles of your knee and to create a surgery plan that can be adjusted if necessary during the surgery.

During the operation, your OSI surgeon uses the robotic arm to assist in performing your knee surgery. The surgeon guides the robotic arm within the predefined area, and the robotic arm technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries, which creates a more accurate and better-aligned knee replacement.

OSI Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

Dr. Kevin Campbell M.D.

Dr. David Eggert M.D.

Dr. Peter Eggert M.D.

 

Dr. Timothy Mologne M.D.

Dr. Kenneth Schaufelberger M.D.

 

Frequently asked questions

What is Mako?

Stryker’s Mako Robotic Arm Assisted Surgery is the next generation of robotic surgery and joint replacement. The robot offers a higher level of customization and accuracy for implant alignment and positioning within a total hip, total knee, or partial knee replacement.

How do I set up surgery?

Request an appointment with one of Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley’s Mako-certified doctors to see if a Mako Total Hip, Total Knee, or Partial Knee robotic-arm assisted surgery is right for you. 

Call us today to request an appointment for your consultation at (920) 560-1000.

What are the advantages of the Mako robot?

The Mako technology allows OSI surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan that uses a CT scan to guide the total hip, total knee, or partial knee reconstruction plan, taking into account each patient’s specific anatomy and ligament balance. The OSI surgeon guides the Mako Robotic-Arm within the predefined area, and the Mako System helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined in the patient-specific, pre-operative plan to complete the surgery. The computer-navigated surgery also protects the patient against soft-tissue damage with its high level of accuracy.

Who should get the surgery with Mako Technology?

Total hip, total knee, and partial knee replacement is intended for use in individuals with joint disease resulting from degenerative, rheumatoid, and post-traumatic arthritis. It is also intended for those suffering from moderate deformity of the knee or hip.

Schedule a consultation with your OSI doctor to see if the Mako total hip, total knee, or partial knee robotic-arm assisted surgery is right for you.

Please schedule a consultation with your doctor to see if the Mako Total Hip, Total Knee, or Partial Knee robotic-arm assisted surgery is right for you. Call us today to request an appointment for your consultation at (920) 560-1000.

Is Mako covered by health insurance?

Please check with your health insurance provider to verify your specific coverage.

How long has the Mako procedure been available?

The first Mako procedure was a partial knee replacement performed in June 2006. Since that time, more than 83,000 Mako hip and knee replacement procedures have been performed around the world.

Does the Mako Robotic-Arm actually perform the surgery?

It’s important to understand that the Mako Robotic-Arm doesn’t actually perform surgery. Surgery is performed by your OSI orthopedic surgeon, who uses the Mako System software to pre-plan your surgery. During surgery, the Mako System helps your surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined in your personalized, pre-operative plan. Your OSI knee or hip surgeon will guide the Mako Robotic Arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage. Then the surgeon will insert the full or partial knee or hip replacement.

How long do knee implants last?

Each person is unique in their anatomy and recovery time; not all patients will have the same postoperative recovery and activity level. The lifetime of a knee or hip replacement is not infinite and varies with each individual person. To enhance the recovery process, you are given access to OSI’s state-of-the-art Recovery Inn facility where post-operative care and rehabilitation takes place – all under the direction and watchful eye of your OSI surgeon.

What can I expect after Mako Robotic-Assisted surgery?

After Mako surgery, your OSI 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 OSI surgeon may review a post-operative X-ray of your new knee with you.

Where is the surgery performed?

The Mako Robotic-Arm surgery is performed at OSI’s main campus, 2105 E. Enterprise Ave., Appleton, WI 54913

Who is OSI?

Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley (OSI) is based in Appleton, Wisconsin. OSI brings together the highest quality non-surgical, surgical, and post-surgical orthopedic care in one place including an ambulatory surgery center, physician clinics, physical therapy, MRI, orthotics and pain management, as well as a boutique-hotel inspired inpatient recovery facility.

What is the Recovery Inn?

Recovery Inn is the first-of-its-kind orthopedic surgery recovery facility, dedicated to superior care for joint replacement recovery. It has the look and feel of a five-star hotel, all while providing personalized care to ensure complete healing for patients. Patients that receive Mako joint replacement surgery will be given access to the Recovery Inn. Click here to learn more about Recovery Inn.