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Knee replacement, also called arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to resurface a knee damaged by arthritis or a severe knee injury. Total knee replacement surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.

The Mako procedure is a total knee replacement enabled by robotic arm technology that allows the surgeon to perform surgery precisely through a smaller incision as compared to standard manual procedures. Surgeons use the robotic arm system to precisely place an implant that has been designed for your knee. During surgery, your surgeon guides the Mako robotic-arm based on your pre-operative patient-specific plan. This allows the surgeon to remove only the diseased bone, preserving healthy bone and soft tissue, and assists your surgeon in positioning the implant based on your anatomy.

Patients can typically walk the day of surgery and recovery can take up to six weeks and includes post-surgery physical rehabilitation.