New Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology Unveiled

(Indianapolis, IN – April 14) – As leaders in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine, doctors at Central Indiana Orthopedics are the first in Indiana to now offer Stryker’s robotic-arm assisted total knee, total hip and partial hip applications with its newest Mako System. This latest advancement in joint replacement surgery is transforming the way these specialized surgeries are performed.

Robotic-arm assisted surgery is a new approach to joint replacement that offers the potential for a higher level of patient-specific implant alignment and positioning. The technology allows surgeons to create a patient-specific 3D plan and perform joint replacement surgery using a surgeon controlled robotic-arm that helps the surgeon execute the procedure with a high degree of accuracy.

Central Indiana Orthopedics is publicly unveiling its newest technology this week:

  • Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 pm, Burris Laboratory School: Students from the Indiana Academy and Burris Laboratory School in Muncie will have the unique opportunity to learn how to operate the robotic arm and meet with Dr. Brent Damer and Dr. David Graybill, with Central Indiana Orthopedics.
  • Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 10 am-5pm, Indiana State Fairgrounds Exposition Hall: Surgeons from Central Indiana Orthopedics will be on-site at the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo, demonstrating their newest technology and will available to answer on-site questions from attendees.

“We could not be more excited about this transformative technology across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements,” said Dr. Brent Damer of Central Indiana Orthopedics. “Mako has changed the way joint replacement surgeries are performed by providing each patient with a personalized surgical experience based on their specific diagnosis and anatomy. Using a virtual 3D model, the Mako System allows our surgeons to create each patient’s surgical plan pre-operatively before entering the operating room. During surgery, the surgeon can validate that plan and make any necessary adjustments while guiding the robotic-arm to execute that plan.”

Total knee replacements in the United States are expected to increase 673 percent by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery. Mako Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee (Triathlon Total Knee System), which has enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.

The Mako Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis. 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. The Mako System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intra-operatively and assists the surgeon in executing bone resections.

“We are proud to be the first orthopedic practice to offer this highly advanced robotic technology in our area,” said Dr. David Graybill of Central Indiana Orthopedics. “This addition to our orthopedic service line further demonstrates our commitment to provide the community with outstanding healthcare.”

About Central Indiana Orthopedics

Founded in 1950, Central Indiana Orthopedics is a leader in the field of orthopedics and sports medicine. Central Indiana Orthopedics has a mission to be the premier and preferred provider of comprehensive musculoskeletal medical services in Central Indiana. Central Indiana Orthopedics functions as the official team doctors for Ball State University, Anderson University, Indiana Wesleyan University and Taylor University.


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