Denver's First MakoTM Robotic-Arm Assisted Knee Program
Swedish Medical Center is home to Denver’s first Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery partial knee replacement procedure that treats symptoms arising from osteoarthritis (OA). Unlike other knee surgeries, the Mako procedure is performed by one of our specially certified surgeons using a robotic-arm, a technological tool that allows for minimally invasive, precise incisions and implant placement.
Mako’s cutting-edge technology allows for only the portion of the knee damaged by osteoarthritic joint degeneration to be removed, allowing healthy tissue and bone to remain in place. This has multiple benefits, including a more natural feeling knee, quicker recovery time and the option for further procedures, if needed. Get back to the active lifestyle you love with Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery.
Am I a Candidate for Mako?
If you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis, you may be a candidate for Mako. Typically, Mako patients also share the following characteristics:
- Knee pain with activity, usually on the inner knee and/or under the knee cap
- Pain or stiffness when activities are initiated from a sitting position
- Failure to respond to non-surgical treatments or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication
How it Works
The Mako procedure requires only minimal incisions of four to six inches over the knee with other small incisions in both the femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin).
Instead of replacing the entire knee as a total joint replacement surgery would, Mako targets the part of your knee damaged by osteoarthritis and resurfaces the joint while sparing the healthy bone, tissue and ligaments.
The Mako procedure is for patients suffering from osteoarthritis damage in either one or two compartments of the knee. If all three compartments are damaged, then a total knee replacement surgery may be needed. By restoring natural knee movement, partial knee replacement using Mako helps patients return to daily activity quicker and more effectively.
A Life-Changing Procedure
We are thrilled to offer the Mako procedure for patients suffering from osteoarthritis. Every time a patient comes to our program, we strive to return them to their active lifestyle as quickly as possible. Want proof? Take a look at some Mako success stories:
Everyone’s case is different, so be sure to discuss the benefits of Mako with one of our Mako-certified surgeons to determine if it is right for you.
For more information and a free brochure, call (844) 859-9193.