MakoSmartRobotics for Orthopedic Procedures

Building on its regional leadership and experience in minimally invasive robotic-assisted surgery, Crouse Health has added the MakoSmartRobotics™ technology for total knee, partial knee and total hip orthopedic procedures.

Each patient is unique and can experience joint pain for different reasons. It’s important to talk to your provider about the reason for your joint pain so you can understand the treatment options available to you. Pain from arthritis and joint degeneration can be constant or come and go, occur with movement or after a period of rest, or be located in one spot or many parts of the body. It is common for patients to try medication and other conservative treatments to treat their knee or hip pain. If you haven’t experienced adequate relief with those treatment options, you may be a candidate for Mako Total Knee, Total Hip, or Partial Knee replacement.

Mako can help us plan for better outcomes, like less pain and shorter recovery times, compared to manual joint replacement surgery.

How Mako Works

Mako is an innovative solution for many suffering from painful arthritis of the knee or hip.

Scan. It all starts with a CT scan so your surgeon can know more about your anatomy.

Plan. The CT scan is used to create a 3D CT-based model of your joint. Your surgeon uses this 3D model to create a personalized surgical plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure.

Mako Can. In the operating room, your surgeon follows your personalized surgical plan while preparing the bone for the implant. The surgeon guides Mako’s robotic arm within the predefined area, and Mako’s AccuStopTM technology helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries that were defined when the personalized pre-operative plan was created.

It’s important to understand that the surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon, who guides Mako’s robotic arm during the surgery to position the implant in the knee and hip joints. Mako does not perform surgery, make decisions on its own or move without the surgeon guiding it. Mako also allows your surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed.

Mako Total Hip Replacement

Mako Total Knee Replacement

Mako Partial Knee Replacement


Patient benefits of the Mako advanced technology:

  • Less pain and faster recovery: Mako robotic surgery can reduce the amount of bone and soft tissue that is removed during the procedure, which can lower the risk of complications and infections. Mako surgery can also improve the alignment and placement of the artificial joint components, which can enhance stability and mobility.
  • More precise and consistent results: Mako uses AccuStop™ haptic technology, which provides tactile, visual and auditory feedback to the surgeon during the procedure. This helps the surgeon achieve the desired orientation of the artificial joint components, which can improve their performance and durability.
  • Less damage to healthy bone: Mako surgery guides the surgeon’s movements with a robotic arm, which ensures that they follow the plan exactly. This can help preserve more healthy bone tissue around the joint area, which can reduce the need for additional bone grafting or revision surgeries in the future.

MakoSmartRobotics™ Surgeons

Crouse Health is pleased to partner with the following orthopedic surgeons in bringing the Mako single-arm robotic system to our patients:

Max Greenky, MD
Kevin Kopko, MD
Anthony Orio, MD
David Quinzi, MD
Robert Sherman, MD