MAKO is RIO® robotic arm-assisted arthroplasty that offers a high level of accuracy for joint resurfacing and replacement. MAKO can typically help you return to normal activities in a much shorter time frame than traditional surgery.
As an arthroplasty procedure, MAKO is typically covered by Medicare insurers, though patients should check with their health insurer. MAKO technology includes three-dimensional presurgical planning. During surgery, the surgeon gets real-time visual, tactile and auditory feedback to better help with resurfacing the joint and positioning the implant. It is this optimal placement that can result in a more natural-feeling joint following surgery.
Individual results may vary. There are risks associated with any surgical procedure, including MAKO. Your physician can explain these risks and help determine if MAKO is right for you.