After evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon and a mutual decision to proceed with a Mako joint replacement procedure, the patient goes through standard preoperative testing and evaluation along with a preoperative CT scan.
The CT scan is used to create a 3-dimensional model of the joint being replaced along with appropriate sized joint replacement implants.
Before surgery, the surgeon reviews and modifies the surgical plan.
During surgery, the surgeon uses computer navigation to determine the ligament tension around the joint and uses this information to further perfect the surgical plan.
Using the RIO robotic surgical arm, the surgeon then prepares the bone for the prosthetic joint. The robotic arm does not allow the surgeon to stray from the surgical plan.
The surgery is completed and the patient begins the process of recovery.