Commentary on robotic assisted TKA
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Commentary on robotic assisted TKA 1 C. Wheeler Chris - we are currently doing all of our non-nickel allergy patients with the MAKO robot. I work with a very high volume surgeon (100 joints a month) and I can tell you there is a big difference in recovery. My surgeon went into the use of MAKO planning on doing one a week for "advertising purposes", but immediately switching because of the ability to make smaller adjustments. If you use the data to balance the knee in flexion and extension, then patients will recover quicker and theoretically, a well balanced knee will last longer. There is a learning curve, as there is with any new procedure. Technological advances in medicine continue to amaze me.
by R. Pape
Thursday, November 1, 2018