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)
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.