Foothills Hospital is the first facility in Colorado to offer a new advanced surgical option for patients needing total knee replacement. Innovative Mako technology provides each patient with a personalized surgical plan based on their unique anatomy.
The Mako system is proven technology. It has provided great results at Foothills for several years for patients needing total hip replacement and partial knee resurfacing. By adding the new application for total knee replacement, Foothills now offers the most comprehensive Mako surgical system in Colorado.
The Mako process starts with a CT scan of the patient’s knee joint that is used to generate a 3D virtual model of their unique anatomy. This model is loaded into the Mako system software and is used to create a personalized pre-operative plan.
The Mako process for knee replacement is used in the operating room to assist the surgeon. When the surgeon prepares the bone for the implant, the Mako system’s robotic arm guides him within the optimal surgical area and helps prevent the surgeon from moving outside the planned boundaries. This helps provide more accurate placement and alignment of the knee implant.
Dr. Brian Blackwood is the first surgeon in Colorado to offer this new treatment option.
Appointments are available by calling the BoulderCentre for Orthopedics, 303-449-2730.
Learn more about the Mako process by watching the videos below.