Mako Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Advanced Option Available
Foothills Hospital is the first facility in Colorado to offer a new advanced
surgical option for patients needing total knee replacement. Innovative
Mako technology provides each patient with a personalized surgical plan
based on their unique anatomy. Mako surgery can reduce pain and shorten
recovery time, getting you back to the activities you love.
The Mako process starts with a CT scan of the patient’s knee joint
that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of their unique anatomy. This
model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create a
personalized pre-operative plan.
The Mako process for knee replacement is used in the operating room to
assist the surgeon. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant,
the Mako system’s robotic arm guides him within the optimal surgical
area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries.
This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of the knee implant.
Dr. Brian Blackwood,
Dr. Michael Repine and
Dr. Austin Chen are among the first surgeons in Colorado to offer this new treatment option.
Appointments are available by calling the BoulderCentre for Orthopedics,
303-449-2730 or the BMC orthopedics department at 303-440-3036.