Robotic Knee Replacements

Studies show nearly 30% of patients are dissatisfied after conventional knee replacement surgery. To improve precision and relieve pain caused by joint degeneration, Onward utilizes robotic technology known as Mako Total Knee.


Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Mako System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. It also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.


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How It Works

It all begins with a CT Scan of your joint, which helps the system generate a 3D virtual model of your knee joint.


The surgeon then loads this virtual model into the Mako System software to create your personalized pre-operative plan.


In the operating room, your surgeon will use Mako to assist in performing your total knee replacement based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako System allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.


During the procedure, your surgeon will prepare your bone based on the operative boundaries created by the Mako technology software. These boundaries help protect the essential anatomic structures of the knee and help minimize trauma to surrounding tissue. This also helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.

Did You Know?

Over 60,000 Mako procedures have been performed since 2006. 16,500 were performed in 2015 alone!
Mako Robotic-Arm Technology does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own, or move in any way without the surgeon guiding it.
Realistically, patients can look forward to walking, swimming, golfing, driving, light hiking, biking, dancing and other low-impact activities after their Mako Partial Knee replacement.