Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery
Orthopedic services have expanded at Morton Hospital with the addition of Mako™ Partial Knee and Mako™ Total Hip replacement, new surgical options for patients suffering from early- to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.
Mako Partial Knee is an innovative, robotic-arm assisted procedure designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration and can offer the following benefits:
- Improved surgical outcomes resulting in a more natural feeling knee following surgery
- Less implant wear and loosening
- Smaller incision
- Less scarring
- Reduced blood loss
- Shorter hospitalization
- Rapid recovery
Morton Hospital also offers Mako Total Hip replacement as an alternative to traditional total hip replacement surgeries. Mako Total Hip replacement can offer the following benefits over traditional total hip replacement:
- Accurate placement of the hip implant using the surgeon-controlled robotic arm system, reducing the likelihood of hip dislocation.
- More consistency in leg length, potentially decreasing the need for a shoe lift.
- Decreased risk of the implant and bone abnormally rubbing together. This may improve the lifetime of the implant.
Morton Hospital's outpatient physical and occupational therapy departments offer a variety of services to help patients regain maximum function after injury.