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Robot Assisted Surgery Frequently Asked Questions
The first Mako Partial Knee procedure was performed in June of 2006 and the first Mako Total knee procedure was performed in June of 2016.
No, surgery is performed by an orthopaedic surgeon, who uses the surgeon-controlled robotic-arm system to pre-plan the surgery and to position the implant. The robotic arm does not perform the surgery nor can it make decisions on its own or move in any way without the surgeon guiding it. The Mako System also allows the surgeon to make adjustments to the patient’s plan during surgery as needed.
New eveidence is continually being collected and released on Mako. A summary of the latest evidence can be found here LINK TO UPLOAD
More detailed evidence on Mako assited TKR can be found here
More detailed evidence on Mako assisted THr can be found here
No, this is a specialised technique that requires any surgeon using it to be fully trained and certified by MAKO before they can undertake any surgery. Mr Webb is fully certified
If it is agreed between you and your surgeon that you are a candidate for hip or knee replacement then yes, you are almost certainly a candidate for robot arm assisted surgery. It is important to discuss fully with your surgeon the potential risks and benefits of any surgery however.