Orthopedic Services

Stryker® Mako™ Robotic Knee Replacement Surgery

Stryker® Mako™ Total Robotic Knee Replacements

Dr. Hudanich offers the Stryker® Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee application. The Mako™ Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee, Triathlon Total Knee System, which enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.

What is total robotic knee replacement?

Knee replacement techniques and instrumentation have undergone countless improvements. The Stryker® Mako™ robotic joint replacement surgery is one of the most advanced techniques used in joint replacemetn surgeries. Stryker® Mako™ Total Knee is just one more way we are working together to create the future of orthopaedics and make healthcare better.

It helps us to provide you with a personalized surgical experience.

A 3D model of your knee will be used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your total knee replacement surgery. Please click here to visit Stryker's GetAroundKnee™ System for total robotic knee replacement website page for more information. The robot ensures proper placement and sizing of the implant, as well as overall aligning of the knee with the limb, which leads to quicker recovery, less pain for patients, less joint stiffness, and often shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities.

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Important Facts

Important facts about the Stryker® Mako™ total knee replacements.

  • In the United States, total knee replacements are expected to increase 673% by 2030, yet studies have shown that approximately 30 percent of patients are dissatisfied after conventional surgery.
  • Stryker® Mako™ Total Knee transforms the way total knee replacements are performed.
  • Through CT-based 3D modeling of bone anatomy, surgeons can use the Stryker® Mako™ System to create a personalized surgical plan and identify the implant size, orientation and alignment based on each patient’s unique anatomy. The Stryker® Mako™ System also enables surgeons to virtually modify the surgical plan intraoperatively and assists them in executing bone resections.
  • The Stryker® Mako™ Total Knee application is a knee replacement treatment option designed to relieve the pain caused by joint degeneration due to osteoarthritis.
  • Stryker® Mako™ Total Knee combines Stryker’s advanced robotic technology with its clinically proven GetAroundKnee, Triathlon Total Knee System, which enabled surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience with increased accuracy during laboratory testing.
  • The Stryker® Mako™ Total Knee application was designed based on the clinically successful Mako™ Partial Knee and Mako Total Hip applications. Stryker® Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery enables surgeons to have a more predictable surgical experience and offers them a leadership advantage in our evolving healthcare environment.
  • At the time of its commercial launch in March 2017, more than 1,400 Stryker® Mako™ Total Knee surgeries had been performed in 65 hospitals in four countries, including the United States, Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom.
  • In 2017, the Stryker® Mako™ System became the first and only robotic technology that can be used across the joint replacement service line to perform total knee, total hip and partial knee replacements.
  • Since 2007, more than 83,000 total procedures, including total knee, partial knee and total hip replacements, have been performed with Mako™.


The goal of orthopaedic treatment is to relieve pain and restore function. In planning your treatment, your doctor will consider many things, including your age, activity level, and general health. If nonsurgical treatment methods, such as medication and physical therapy, do not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend total joint replacement.

The following list of questions can help you in your discussions with your doctor before your surgery.

  • If I do not have surgery, what is the risk?
  • Can you give me any information on outcomes and complication rates?
  • Is the skill and experience of the orthopaedic surgeon more important than the device or procedure?
  • Do you routinely perform joint replacement as part of your practice?
  • How many total hip or knee replacements does your hospital perform per year?
  • How much pain can I expect, and how will it be managed in the hospital and after I go home?
  • How long will I be in the hospital?
  • Is physical therapy necessary after surgery?
  • What will I be able to do/not do after my total joint replacement?
  • How long will the joint replacement last, and what can I do to make it last as long as possible?
  • What are the major and/or most frequent complications of surgery?
  • Am I at greater risk for any complications?
  • What can I do to decrease my risk of complications?
  • What are the pros and cons of minimally invasive (mini-incision) surgery? Does it really make a meaningful difference in the result, or does it pose unnecessary risks?
  • Who do I contact after surgery if I have a question or problem?

Dr. Hudanich and your healthcare team at Hudanich Orthopedics will provide you with information to help you prepare for surgery. Please never hesitate to ask questions.

Additional helpful information provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.