Mako robotic-arm assisted surgery for total knee replacement with Triathlon implants is an example of how technology has transformed knee replacement surgery. The technology of tomorrow is in our hands today.
Robotic-arm assisted orthopedic surgery is in its fourth successful year in Greece.
Metropolitan Hospital is one of the few centers in Europe and the only one in Greece where specialized robotic-arm assisted knee and hip surgeries are performed to treat osteoarthritis.
In cases of severe arthritis affecting the entire knee (all three compartments), total arthroplasty is still the treatment of choice.
How Mako total knee arthroplasty works
- Your own personalized treatment plan
It all begins with a CT scan of your joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of your unique anatomy. This virtual model is loaded onto the Mako system software and is used to create your personalized preoperative plan.
- In the operating room
In the operating room, your surgeon will use Mako to perform your surgery based on your personalized preoperative plan. The Mako system allows the surgeon to make adjustments to your plan during surgery as needed. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system guides the surgeon within the pre-defined area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of your implant.
- After surgery
After surgery, your surgeon, nurses and physical therapists will set goals with you to get you moving. They will closely monitor your condition and progress. Your surgeon may evaluate and discuss the X-ray of your new knee with you.
Activities after surgery
Physical activities after surgery include biking, swimming, hiking, dancing and other low-impact sports.