Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty
Jeffrey S. Zarin, MD; Gustavo Barrazueta, MD
Tufts Medical Center
Total knee arthroplasty (TKA) has been around for decades and serves as a very successful procedure to alleviate pain and restore function in a knee with advanced degenerative joint disease. Over the years, there have been many advancements in surgical technique and even more so in implant design. One such technological breakthrough in TKA is the use of robotic-arm assistance for enhanced preoperative planning and intraoperative guidance with dynamic joint balancing and bone preparation.
In this video article, Dr. Zarin demonstrates the operative technique he uses in performing a posterior stabilizing TKA in a varus deformity degenerative knee using Mako robotic-arm assistance.