Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

Looking for a way to differentiate your practice? Mako enables you to have a more predictable surgical experience when performing joint replacement surgery. The current Mako System offers Partial Knee, Total Hip and Total Knee applications.

The demand for orthopaedic procedures is set to increase dramatically over the next 15 years.1

Mako is backed by more than 50 published peer reviewed clinical publications, plus more than 350 scientific abstracts accepted at peer reviewed scientific conferences. Over 100,000 total Mako procedures have been performed to-date.2

Enhanced planning

Patient-specific pre-operative plan enables more accurate implant positioning.3-7 CT data is segmented to create a 3D model of the patient’s bony anatomy. An individualized pre-operative plan is created and reviewed with you prior to the Mako procedure.

Dynamic joint balancing

Surgeon-controlled intra-operative adjustments can be made to optimize implant placement.8 Kinematic and soft tissue data are collected intra-operatively and applied to the virtual CT model.

You can review the pre-op plan and can modify it if necessary based on the intra-operative data to virtually balance the joint and achieve individualized placement.

Robotic-arm assisted bone preparation

You can execute the individualized intra-operative plan using robotic-arm assisted bone preparation to achieve functional implant positioning.

A retrospective analysis of the OptumInsight commercial claims database (2013-2015) by Baker Tilly, LLP, at the request of Stryker, demonstrated that lower all-cause readmission rates associated with Mako Partial Knee procedures in the database population translated to 40% lower readmission costs @ 30 days and 66% lower readmission costs @ 90 days, compared to manual partial knee surgery – a savings per episode of $14,958 @ 90 days.9    

Episode Length 30 Days 90 Days
Metric Readmission
rate (%)
Allowed per
readmission ($)
rate (%)
Allowed per
readmission ($)
Non-robotic 1.10% 15,881 4.20% 25,286
Robotic assistance 0.70% 15,009 3.50% 10,328
% Difference 36.36% 872 16.67% 14,958
Overall readmission cost reduction 66% 40% 66%