​​​​​Spine and orthopedics advanced technology

The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center uses the most innovative technologies to get you back to an active and healthy life, pursuing what you love. Since opening in September 2015, the center has rapidly become a national destination for the most advanced joint and spine care available. Here, you’ll find a world-class experience and a patient- and family-centered approach to care. 

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology

We offer the latest robotic-arm assisted surgery technology. Called Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Technology, this system is a combination of computer software and a robotic “arm” that helps your orthopedic surgeon perform personalized, accurate knee and hip replacements.

Before you undergo joint replacement surgery at The Christ Hospital Joint & Spine Center, your surgeon will complete a CT scan of the affected knee or hip joint. The CT scan images are then uploaded into the Mako System software where they’re transformed into a 3D model that becomes your personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.

As you undergo surgery, your surgeon uses your personalized surgical plan and the Mako System to guide the robotic arm. Along with the 3D model, the robotic arm assists your surgeon so they can perform the most accurate placement of your knee or hip joint implant. This is important because accuracy in joint replacement surgery is necessary for both a smooth recovery and the long-term success of the procedure.

Joint Replacement With the Mako System – How it Works 

Orthopedic surgeons use the Mako System to perform partial knee replacements, total knee replacements and total hip replacements. The videos below provide detailed information about each procedure.

Partial Knee Replacement – How it Works

If you’re living with early to mid-stage osteoarthritis of the knee that isn’t yet affecting the whole knee joint, your doctor may recommend Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted partial knee replacement .

Total Knee Replacement – How it Works

If you have mid- to late-stage osteoarthritis of the knee, Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total knee replacement may be an ideal treatment option. In this procedure, a Triathlon knee replacement is used instead of a traditional knee replacement. Triathlon knee replacements are designed to work with your body by moving in a more natural circular motion.

Total Hip Replacement – How it Works

Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted total hip replacement is designed for patients with noninflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease (DJD). If you’ve been diagnosed with a form of DJD, such as osteoarthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, avascular necrosis or hip dysplasia, this may be a good treatment option for you.