MAKO Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery


Three Mako unites below a sign that reads "Hello, My Name is Mako"If you’ve been putting off your knee or hip replacement surgery, why wait? The latest robotic-arm assisted surgery is here Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery.

The University of Tennessee Medical Center was the first to offer all three applications of the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery — the latest advancement in robotic technology — in Knoxville and East Tennessee.

This innovative surgical approach to joint replacement offers a higher level of customization and precision, providing you with a minimally invasive, personalized surgical plan based on your unique anatomy.

Our expertise with this technology benefits you with improved outcomes and better care.

The Benefits of This Minimally Invasive Technique

Fewer complications, less time in the hospital and a shorter recovery.

With the addition of this latest advancement in robotic technology, The University of Tennessee Medical Center continues its heritage of innovation in East Tennessee. We provide you the options you need to get back to your life. Who wouldn’t want that?

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How Does Mako Robotic Arm-Assisted Surgery Work?

Dr. McCollum Using Mako During a Knee Replacement
Michael J. McCollum, MD, performs a total knee replacement with the aid of a robotic arm.


✔ This 3D model takes your specific anatomy into account, and is used to pre-plan and assist your surgeon in performing your joint replacement procedure
✔ A 3D model is created of your hip or knee using a CT scan as a guide

✔ During surgery, your surgeon guides the robotic arm in the pre-defined area, and the robotic arm helps the surgeon stay within the planned boundaries

✔ The robotic arm allows only the diseased bone to be removed

✔ The robot helps to evaluate alignment of your new hip or knee replacement

✔ After surgery, you’re up and walking the same day and most patients are home within 48 hours

Schedule a Consultation Today

Get back to your regular lifestyle. Call 865-546-2663 to schedule a consultation to learn more about Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery today.

Orthopaedic Institute 1600 Accelerator Way Knoxville, TN 37920 865-305-8834