Advancing Knee Replacement Surgery

Our orthopaedic specialists are at the forefront of the latest advancements in total knee replacement surgery — including robotic arm-assisted technology.

This innovative approach, called Mako total knee replacement surgery, provides patients with a personalized surgical solution based on their diagnosis and anatomy. Advantages over traditional total knee replacement surgery include:

  • Less invasive procedure

  • More precise alignment of the implant

  • Reduction in the amount of bone removed

  • More natural circular motion

  • Less disruption to soft tissue around the knee

How Does Mako Work?

A CT scan of the knee joint generates a 3D model of the patient’s unique anatomy. Our orthopaedic surgeons use this model, along with sophisticated software, to create each patient’s pre-operative plan. In the operating room, the surgeon guides the robotic arm to remove diseased bone and cartilage, and then inserts a total knee implant. The Mako system allows the surgeon to make adjustments, if necessary, during the procedure.

Joint Replacement Education Class

There is wide range of specialists at the University of Chicago who specialize in simple arthritic issues, also complex arthritic issues, such as total hip and knee revisions, oncological issues, such as tumors of the bone, soft tissue tumors and more.

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