Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony is the first in Oklahoma to offer the Mako Total Knee procedure. Performed using the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System, the Mako system is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm technology that enables more accurate alignment and placement of implants.
The Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System provides three dimensional pre-surgical planning, as it details the technique for bone preparation as well as a customized approach. “The Mako Total Knee procedure is an innovative technique available to patients who suffer from degenerative knee diseases such as osteoarthritis. It enables surgeons to personalize the total knee procedure to achieve optimal results,” said Corey Ponder, M.D., orthopedic surgeon at Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony.
Using the robotic-arm technology allows the surgeon to precisely execute the procedure based on an individualized CT scan of each patient’s own unique anatomy. During the Mako Total Knee procedure the robotic-arm assisted surgery system provides visualization of the joint and biochemical data, to guide the bone preparation and implant positioning to match the pre-surgical plan.
“Bone and Joint Hospital at St. Anthony is proud to be the first in Oklahoma to have this innovative technology. It is part of our commitment to provide our community with the best care possible,” said Dr. Ponder.