Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery

The St. Elizabeth Healthcare Orthopeadic team offers a new robotic-arm assisted technology for total knee replacement surgeries. At St. Elizabeth, the use of the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System brings exceptional accuracy to the surgery—giving patients less pain and more natural movement right after surgery.

What is Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery?

The robotic-arm assisted surgery technology for total knee replacement allows the orthopaedic surgeon to provide patients with a customized surgical experience. The surgeon uses a CT scan of the patient’s knee – taken before the surgery – to provide a three-dimensional (3D) view. This technology allows the surgeon to place the implant more precisely. 

Benefits of the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery include: 

Making the decision to have any surgery is always difficult, and a robotic-arm assisted surgery is no exception. There are numerous benefits to undergoing a knee replacement with the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery, including: 

  • Less invasive 
  • More precise placement of implant 
  • Shorter hospital stays  
  • More rapid recovery 
  • More natural-feeling knee
  • Better post-surgery motion and mobility 

Forefront of Orthopaedic Surgical Care

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is among a number of centers nationwide to offer this technology to our patients. St. Elizabeth is a natural fit to pioneer the technology’s easy use since our surgeons have significant experience using similar robotic equipment for knee replacement surgeries. We are proud to be at the forefront of orthopaedic surgical care and offer our patients access to this new technology.  

Contact Us 

If you are considering a knee replacement using Mako technology, please contact us at for more information. Your dedicated orthopaedic surgeon will discuss all knee surgery options with you, including the Mako System, and help you determine the best choice for your knee.

St. Elizabeth Completes 2,000th Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery

The surgery team at St. Elizabeth Edgewood reached this milestone using the cutting-edge robotics platform purchased back in 2015, which assist surgeons in performing a more exact surgery via more precise incisions and balancing of the joint implant. The benefit to patients is a quicker path to recovery with a joint implant that is fitted to his/her individual anatomy.