MAKO the robotic-arm technology can now perform total knee replacements

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CHEYENNE, Wyo - When MAKO first premiered with the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center the technology was only certified for hip replacements and partial knee replacements, now the technology and perform a total knee replacement.

The robotic-arm technology offers a new level of precisions that can restore mobility and return the patient to an active lifestyle. The benefits to using MAKO are plenty with rapid recovery, shorter hospital stay, more natural feeling of knee and hip and a smaller incision.

MAKOP is used for knee replacements and hip replacements, allowing the surgeon to precisely resurface only the arthritic portion of the knee, preserve healthy tissue and bone, facilitate optimal implant positioning to result in a more natural-feeling knee following surgery and a more rapid recovery and shorter hospital stay.

Unlike other more invasive procedures, MAKO® can often be performed through a four- to six-inch incision over your knee with small incisions in both your femur (thigh bone) and tibia (shin). Additionally, the preservation of your own natural bone and tissue along with more ideal patient specific implant positioning may also result in a more natural-feeling knee.

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