May 3, 2019

3 Reasons Why Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology is Leading-Edge in Joint Replacement Surgery

Central Indiana Orthopedics is proud to be the first outpatient surgery center in Indiana to use Mako™ robotic–arm assisted technology for partial and total knee replacement and total hip replacement procedures. Board-certified orthopedic surgeons Dr. Kerry Bennett, Dr. Ryan Cieply, Dr. Brent Damer, Dr. David Graybill, Dr. Joseph Jerman, Dr. P. Jamieson Kay, Dr. Salil Rajmaira, Dr. Thomas Salsbury, and Dr. Nimu Surtani are all trained and certified to perform joint replacement procedures using Mako technology.

We are excited to offer this leading-edge technology to our patients because of its many advantages. Benefits of Mako™ robotic-arm assisted technology for joint replacement include:

Personalized surgical plans based on your anatomy

Prior to surgery, you’ll receive a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. The virtual model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized per-operative plan.
During surgery, your surgeon guides the robotic-arm while preparing the bone and positioning the implant based on your personalized pre-operative plan. The Mako system allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

Reduced risk of complications

During surgery, the Mako system guides the surgeon’s cuts within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. The technology allows the surgeon to get within 2mm of where they need to be when making surgical cuts to prepare the bone for the implant. This helps provide more accurate placement, reducing the risk of complications.

Less pain and a quicker recovery than traditional joint replacements

A higher level of precision and accuracy not only makes for a safer procedure, but also less pain after surgery and a quicker recovery.

A quicker recovery is top of the wish list for many patients undergoing surgery, and that was no different for CIO patient Ed Thurman, an active news and sportscaster. After consulting with Dr. Damer, Ed decided Mako total knee replacement was the best procedure for him. Just three weeks after his knee replacement, Ed was back to work. Today, his knee feels better than ever. Watch below to learn more about Mako and Ed’s success story with total knee replacement surgery.