MAKO Rio® Robotic Arm System

This device assists surgeons at Holy Cross Hospital in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, during total knee replacements, partial knee resurfacing -- an alternative to knee replacements that is useful for younger, active patients with early osteoarthritis – and total hip replacements. Since these procedures are notoriously difficult to perform by hand, the robot gives the surgeon greater stability and precision. It provides patient-specific, 3-D modeling for pre-surgical planning. As surgeons use the robotic arm to resurface the knee or hip for the placement of implants, the system uses real-time, inter-operative visual, tactile and auditory feedback, enabling a high level of precision and optimal positioning of the implants.

Physicians Performing MAKOplasty®

Raul Gosthe, MD (Hips, Knees) 

William McKay, MD (Hip)

Martin Roche, MD (Knees)

Kevin Wang, MD (Hip, Knees)


See videos of Holy Cross surgeons discussing robotic surgery.

To be referred to a Holy Cross physician who performs minimally invasive surgery using the MAKO, call 866-442-3627 or visit the profiles above to contact a physician.